The Second Battle of Bull Run took place on August 28-30, 1862. Much of the site is now Manassas Battlefield National Park. Here the Union Army under John Pope met Lee's army in the area where the Battle of First Manassas was fought a year before.
On our Second Manassas field trip, we explored on the sites of the 1862 battle including Groveton and the Unfinished Railroad. Walking trails and pleasant scenery make this a delightful tour.
Junction was a railroad junction where the Union had a supply base. Stonewall
Jackson's forces destroyed the supply base and then engaged Union forces on
the battlefield that had been the scene of the first battle of the war. Second
Bull Run ended as a Confederate victory, with Lee marching his army northward
into Maryland. Lincoln removed Pope from command, replacing him rather reluctantly
with George McClellan.
Cedar Mountain to Antietam
See also Why I Study the Civil War.
Photos taken by Linda
Walcroft, Summer 1993