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Sanguinary battle at Bull Run

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On July 19, 1861, the Winchester Republican printed a one-sheet extra with exaggerated information about a battle near the railroad junction at Manassas, on Bull Run, in Fairfax County.
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Sanguinary battle at Bull Run

"Fight at Bull Run," 1861, Broadside, 1861 .F47 FF, Special Collections, Library of Virginia.

On July 19, 1861, the Winchester Republican printed a one-sheet extra with exaggerated information about a battle near the railroad junction at Manassas, on Bull Run, in Fairfax County. The first large-scale battle of the Civil War took place there on July 21, and was a victory for the Confederates.