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Halleck, getting control of the first, while General McClellan drove out the Confederates from the second. In the southwest the Confederates had got possession of the Mississippi from New Orleans to Columbus, Kentucky, by building forts on the river banks. They were making preparations to do the same on the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers, and their intention was, if possible, to get the entire control of Kentucky besides. 323. The Battle of Bull Run. The
at the South was, “On to Washington!” It was answered by the cry of the North,
“On to Rich
mond ! BeaureChambersburg, Ρ Ε Gettysburg.
gard had taken Sharpsbury
up his position at Manassas Junction
Bull Run.' There he could both protect the Confederate capital and threaten
Washington. He Rappahannock R.
had an army of about 30,000. General McDowell in command, in the field, of the Union forces, had about the number. One
army, as President
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Lincoln said, was 160
as “green” as the
other. McDowell advanced, not because he was ready, or because General Scott
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