Alexandria, Loudon & Hampshire Railroad, Battle of First Bull Run, First Battle of Manassas, The Battle of Vienna

The Battle Of Vienna – The First Time A Railroad Was Used Tactically In A Battle

On June 17, 1861, Confederate soldiers ambushed 4 companies of Ohio Union troops, advancing towards Vienna, Virginia from the Alexandria, Loudon & Hampshire Railroad line at Alexandria, Virginia, at the Park Street Railroad Crossing, in the Battle of Vienna. This was the fifth land battle of the U.S. Civil War and was the opening act to the Battle of First Bull Run, also known as the Battle of First Manassas.

Battle of First Bull Run, Battle of Second Bull Run, The First Battle of Bull Run, The Second Battle of Bull Run

The Battles Of First And Second Bull Run

On July 21, 1861, Battle of First Bull Run, also known as the Battle of First Manassas, was the first major battle of the U.S. Civil War and was a confederate victory.

On August 28, 1862, Battle of Second Bull Run, also known as the Battle of Second Manassas, began with the union army having a force twice the size of General Robert Edward Lee’s confederate force.

On August 30th, the Battle of Second Bull Run ended with a decisive victory for the confederacy despite them being outnumbered.

In present day, the sites of the Battle of First Bull Run and the Battle of Second Bull Run are within the Manassas Battlefield National Park.