First Manassas or Bull Run
Lecture no. 8 from the course: The American Civil War
Taught by Professor Gary W. Gallagher | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
Following the Upper South's secession and the move of the Confederate capital to Richmond, Virginia, both sides geared up for war. Learn the details of General Winfield Scott's brilliant "Anaconda Plan" and the factors that led to the Battle of First Manassas or Bull Run (July 21, 1861), the first big clash of the war.