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A small stream of northeast Virginia southwest of Washington, DC, near Manassas. It was the site of two important Civil War battles (July 21, 1861, and August 29-30, 1862), both Confederate victories. They are also known as the Battles of Manassas.
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(Historical Terms) Battles of Bull Run two battles fought at Manassas Junction near a stream named Bull Run, during the American Civil War (July, 1861 and August, 1862), in both of which the Federal army was routed by the Confederates. Also known as: First and Second Manassas See also Manassas
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a creek in NE Virginia: Union forces defeated near here in major Civil War battles 1861, 1862.
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|Noun||1.||Bull Run - a creek in northeastern Virginia where two battles were fought in the American Civil War|
|2.||Bull Run - either of two battles during the American Civil War (1861 and 1862); Confederate forces defeated the Federal army in both battles|
American Civil War, United States Civil War, War between the States - civil war in the United States between the North and the South; 1861-1865
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