Thomas Jackson Stonewall

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On August 29, 1862, The Union and Confederate troops met in Manassas. The Union leader was John Pope, and the Confederate leader was Thomas Jackson. His nickname was Stonewall because he stood strong and tall in the First Manassas.
Union troops were at Bull Run because they were protecting Washington DC. General Jackson sent his troops to ambush the Union near Warrenton Turnpike because he didn’t want the Union to get stronger. In the battle, the Confederates shot cannon at the Union army, causing them to escape that night. In the Second Bull Run, the Confederate Army was delighted because they were fighting in Northern Territory for the first time, winning the battle.

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