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16 July 1861

På ordre fra president Abraham Lincoln begynte Nordstatshæren under general Irvin McDowell en marsj på 25 miles mot Virginia. Feltarmeen som marsjerte ut fra Washington var den største som noen gang var samlet i Nord-Amerika, og besto av rundt... Read more ...

16 July 1861

Nordstatshæren marsjerte mot Virginia
På ordre fra president Abraham Lincoln begynte Nordstatshæren under general Irvin McDowell en marsj på 25 miles mot Virginia. Feltarmeen som marsjerte ut fra Washington var den største som noen gang var samlet i Nord-Amerika, og besto av rundt 35 000 menn. Marsjen kulminerte i det første slaget ved Bull Run, som var det første landslaget av betydning i den amerikanske borgerkrigen. Hadde Nordstatene vunnet slaget kunne krigen blitt kortvarig, men Sørstatene vant og fortsatte kampen i fire lange år.


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