#30 Charging the Bullets Manassas, Virginia August 30, 1862


Manassas, Va. August 30, 1862

STONEWALL TURNS BACK THE ENEMY

Stonewall Jackson and General James Longstreet successfully led their men to victory over the Yankees on a familiar battlefield earlier today. Defying death, the inspired Confederate Army struck the Northern fighters with all their power. One Southern unit ran low on ammunition and the fighters picked up rocks and sticks to drive back the Union soldiers. The Federal leaders were forced to pull their men back and await reinforcements from General Pope. A year ago, the two Armies clashed on the very same battleground. Then too, the Confederate forces successfully turned back the Northern forces. Having completed the second day of combat, the casualties have reached the figures of 15,000 for the Union and 9,000 for the South.