Uncivil War, Chapter 1: Bull Run

July 21, 1861.  Manassas, Virginia “It’s bad. It’s damned bad.” -Abraham Lincoln, after hearing of the defeat at the Battle of Bull Run. “Fall back!” yelled Lieutenant General Winfield Scott. Brigadier General Irvin McDowell had been forced to lead their army to destroy the Rebel army just south of Washington. They lost, and fled after … Continue reading Uncivil War, Chapter 1: Bull Run