Joseph E. Johnston sends Jefferson Davis an angry letter protesting his ranking among the full Confederate generals. This causes a permanent rift between the two.
Jefferson Davis nominates five officers to become full generals in the Confederate Army.
Jefferson Davis responds to allegations that he hindered the Confederate army’s ability to march on Washington after Bull Run.
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.
Robert Patterson feebly tries to engage Joseph E. Johnston’s Confederates in the Shenandoah Valley, but Johnston has other ideas.