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First Battle of Bull Run, The

By Beauregard, Pierre Gustave Toutant

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Book Id: WPLBN0002951819
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Reproduction Date: 2007

Title: First Battle of Bull Run, The  
Author: Beauregard, Pierre Gustave Toutant
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Language: English
Subject: Non-fiction, History
Collections: Audio Books Collection, First Battle of Bull Run, The
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Publication Date:
1887
Publisher: LibriVox Audio Books

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General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard was one of the senior commanders of Southern forces during the Civil War. It was he who initiated the hostilities by opening fire on Ft. Sumter in Charleston harbor, in April, 1861. PARAGRAPH In July of that year, having taken command of the Confederate Army of the Potomac, he triumphed in the first serious clash of the war, at Manassas, Virginia. His army, aided by reinforcements from Johnston's army in the Shenandoah Valley, routed a Federal army under General McDowell. Had it been his army instead that routed, it is possible the Civil War might have ended that same year, as the path to Richmond would have been wide open. PARAGRAPH This is his account of the battle, including the strategic situation leading up to it. As an afterward, he added a very revealing appraisal of the relations between him and Confederate President Jefferson Davis, and the reasons why, in his opinion, the South failed to win its war of secession.

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