Second Battle of Bull Run / Second Manassas Timeline (August 28th - 30th, 1862)


The Second Battle of Bull Run - known as the Battle of Second Manassas by the South - covered the last days of August 1862 and became a Confederate victory.

There are a total of (18) Second Battle of Bull Run / Second Manassas Timeline (August 28th - 30th, 1862) events in the CivilWarTimeline.net database. Entries are listed below by date-of-occurrence ascending (first-to-last). Other leading and trailing events are also included for perspective.
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COMMAND: John Pope
FORCES: Army of Virginia; Army of the Potomac; Kanawha Division
STRENGTH: 77,000
CASUALTIES: 14,462
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Confederate Victory
COMMAND: Robert E. Lee
FORCES: Army of Northern Virginia
STRENGTH: 50,000
CASUALTIES: 1,096








August 8, 1862

Stonewall Jackson's forces cross the Rapidan River just north of Gordonsville to head off Union general Pope and his forces.



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August 9, 1862

Nathaniel Banks' Union forces manage several victories before being driven back by Stonewall Jackson's forces.



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August 11, 1862

General Jackson pulls his troops back across the Rapidan River for fear of arriving Union reinforcements.



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August 13, 1862

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Robert E. Lee orders forces under General Longstreet to head towards Gordonsville and strengthen the Confederate presence there.



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August 18, 1862

Union General Pope is forced back over the Rappahannock River due to growing Confederate pressure.



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August 22, 1862

J.E.B. Stuart's cavalry raid brings him to Union General Pope army's rear.



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August 25, 1862

Stonewall Jackson begins a flanking maneuver against Pope's army.



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August 27, 1862

Ewell's division is ordered to Bristoe Station by Stonewall Jackson to delay Pope's arriving troops.



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August 27, 1862

Stonewall Jackson captures a major Union supply depot at Manassas Junction.



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August 28, 1862

The Second Battle of Bull run is had over a two-day period, beginning on August 28th and ending on the 30th. Confederate forces are under the command of Robert E. Lee with Union troops directed by John Pope. The battle results in a Confederate victory.



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August 28, 1862

Jackson redeploys his forces West of the old Bull Run battlefield.



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August 28, 1862

The Second Battle of Bull Run officially begins. Confederate shelling is heard at 6:30PM. The action takes place around Brawner's Farm (Groveton).



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August 29, 1862

Stonewall Jackson's forces hold Stony Ridge. First contact between the two sides on this day is had at 7AM.



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August 29, 1862

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Sigel's sector is strengthened by Major General Hooker's division by 1PM.



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August 30, 1862

General Longstreet's force, under Major General Richard Anderson and having arrived on the battlefield at 3AM, enacts a counterattack that ultimately pushes Union elements to retreat.



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August 30, 1862

The Second Battle of Bull Run ends as a considerable Confederate victory (as did the first). The Confederate forces were outnumbered man-to-man but managed significant casualties against the enemy.



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September 1, 1862

The Battle of Chantilly (Virginia) - also known as "Ox Hill" - takes place. It ends inconclusively as both sides fail to gain the initiative. Casualties number 1,300 Union and 800 Confederate. The battle marks the end of the Northern Virginia Campaign that includes Second Bull Run.



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January 21, 1863

Union General Fitz John Porter is dishonorably discharged from the Union ranks for his conduct in the Second Battle of Bull Run.



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