a creek in NE Virginia: two important battles of the Civil War were fought near here, 1861 and 1862, both resulting in defeat for the Union forces.
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Our camp was located on the north bank of the historic Bull-run, and finally at Fairfax court-house.History of Company K. 1st (Inft,) Penn'a Reserves
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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 ConfederatesAlso known as: First and Second Manassas See also Manassas
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