meaning of bull run

bull run meaning in General Dictionary

a creek in northeastern Virginia in which two battles had been battled in United states Civil War

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  • either of two battles throughout the US Civil War (1861 and 1862); Confederate forces defeated the Federal military in both battles

Sentence Examples with the word bull run

At Bull Run his brigade was wasted in isolated and disconnected regimental attacks, at Shiloh his division was completely surprised owing to want of precaution; but his bravery and energy were beyond question, and these qualities carried him gradually to the front at the same time as he acquired skill and experience.

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