The right wing of Robert E. Lee’s Confederate army rips into John Pope’s Federals and nearly destroys his Army of Virginia in the decisive fight of the Second Bull Run campaign.
Federals under John Pope continue the fight with Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson’s Confederates from the previous day, unaware that Robert E. Lee had united Jackson with James Longstreet’s Confederates near the old Bull Run battlefield.
Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson’s Confederates attack a portion of John Pope’s Federal Army of Virginia northwest of Manassas Junction and spark a major battle in northern Virginia.
Confederate troops under Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson descend on one of the largest Federal supply depots in Virginia, between John Pope’s Federal army and Washington, D.C.
Confederates under Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson approaches the Federal supply depot at Manassas Junction, as John Pope remains unaware of the Confederates’ objective.
John Pope misses an opportunity to claim an easy Federal victory in northern Virginia, and Robert E. Lee hurries to form a plan of attack before Federal numbers become too overwhelming.