Today in History–August 30–the Library of Congress features the Second Battle of Bull Run (Manassas), which ended this date in 1862 with a retreat of Union forces after three days of fighting. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access numerous primary sources and teaching resources related to Bull Run and the Civil War.
First-person account of Bull Run, includes analysis activity
Mr. Russel on Bull Run July 19, 1861
What I saw at Bull Run. An address by Edwin S. Barrett, delivered in the Town Hall, Concord, Mass., July 21st, 1886, on the 25th anniversary of the Battle of Bull Run
First battle of Bull Run primary source collection