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August 30, 1862
Once and Again
A year after the Confederate victory at Manassas (Bull Run) in Northern Virginia, Confederate troops, led by Maj. Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson and Maj. Gen. James Longstreet, again defeat tired and outnumbered Union troops, led by Maj. Gen. John Pope, after two days of fighting there. Some 3,300 are killed in what will be the decisive battle of the Northern Virginia Campaign. The Civil War ends in Union victory three years later.
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