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.
The Federal army reaches Centreville in northern Virginia, while Joseph E. Johnston’s Confederates slip out of the Shenandoah Valley undetected and head east.
The largest army ever assembled in North America went into motion at 2 p.m., starting the great campaign that many hoped would end the war.