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 Hello, I am Elizabeth Corray reporting from Civil News. Today is July 23 1861, and today on the line, is that a battle between the Union, and the Confederacy has started a few days ago. After eleven states seceded from the union, battles have going on between the union, and the confederacy. On July 16, 1861, 37,000 voluntary soldiers from the Union army marched into Virginia, with the intent of cutting the railroad at Manassas and moving to Richmond onward. The Union was ready to go, felt confident, and felt like it was another normal day, but indeed it wasn’t.
Under the command of General Beauregard, 22,000 Confederate troops headed out North. General Beauregard had knew the plan the Union’s strategy , from a Confederate Spy. Then, General Beauregard deployed an  8 mile line of Confederate troops on one side of Bullrun Creek, with their artillery, staying on their flank.

Then on July 21, 1861, General McDowell, a Union general placed his men all across Bull Run. Union soldiers then crashed to the left side on of the Confederate line, still confident, and little to they know that the Confederates knew their plan. The Union was so very confident, that some of the men even stopped fighting and started to collect souvenirs.

General Beauregard ordered a counterattack.

There were Confederate cavalry coming by, and troops coming in by train.
That was when the Union, broke down, which leads for a victory for the Confederacy
In the end, the North ended up with 2896 casualties and the South ended up with 1982 casualties

Now let’s check in the battle sight, Abigail

Hello, I am here at the crime scene with the aftermath of this battle. There has seem to be many deaths, oh my the smell here is pleasant. Back to you Elizabeth.

You must be having a pleasant time there. Let’s check in with Louisa, with the weather

So in Richmond Virginia it is pretty skies, and a beautiful day. Washington D.C. will also be sunny, but little clouds. At Manassas its….raining blood! Back to you Elizabeth

Thank you Louisa. That will be all for Civil War news, and remember, be happy, stay positive, and have a great day!

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