The Federal military is reorganized following the Bull Run defeat, which includes giving command of the largest army to a young, promising general.
The U.S. Congress defiantly resolves that the defeat at Bull Run will not stop the Federals from achieving ultimate victory.
News of the previous day’s Confederate victory at Bull Run prompts celebrations in the South and depression in the North.
The battle that many hoped would end the war takes place in northern Virginia near a stream named Bull Run.
The U.S. Congress begins debating on how to pay for the war, while the anti-war minority makes its voice heard.
The Federal army reaches Centreville in northern Virginia, while Joseph E. Johnston’s Confederates slip out of the Shenandoah Valley undetected and head east.