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From August 27 to the evening of the 28th, Pope's forces scoured the area looking for Jackson's elusive raiders. At 6 p.m. on the 28th, Jackson attacked a detached Federal brigade at Brawner's Farm. This fierce engagement of the Federal brigade - which later became known as the Iron Brigade -gave Pope a point on which to concentrate his forces and destroy Jackson. The Confederates prepared a strong defensive line, with their left at Sudley Springs and their right at Brawner's Farm. The infantry waited behind an unfinished railroad embankment, while the artillery took up a position behind them on Stony Ridge.

Pope attacked Jackson's line throughout August 29 Most of the assaults were small and uncoordinated. At 5 p.m. a Federal division captured a portion of the railroad, but was soon expelled by a vicious counterattack from A.P. Hill's Confederates. Un-

Gen. Longstreet (above), whose unexpected and devastating attack almost succeeded in annihilating the Federal army on August 30.

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Stonewall Jackson's weary troops refresh themselves with captured Union supplies at Manassas Junction on August 27' (left). Many of the Confederate soldiers were bootless and reduced to rags but their physical wretchedness did nothing to quell their optimism.

(T) Aug 29,5pm: Porter's V Cd Unwittingly removed from ^it Confederate right flank, 0 ' for Longstreet's attack the

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Stonewall Jackson's weary troops refresh themselves with captured Union supplies at Manassas Junction on August 27' (left). Many of the Confederate soldiers were bootless and reduced to rags but their physical wretchedness did nothing to quell their optimism.

Brains, fractured skulls, broken arms and legs, and the human form mangled in every conceivable and inconceivable manner... The fugitives will not be rallied, but, broken and dismayed, are pursued by our victorious troops until darkness closes around."

A Confederate private on the disorganised retreat of the Union troops on August 30.

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Aug BO,. 5-6piri: Pope pieces together a makeshift defense on Chinh Ridge

Aug 30,6pm: "When Chinri Ridge falls to ^^^ the Confederates,sthe Federals make a final stand on Henry Hill

Pope orders the Federal army to retreat RIj"' across Bull Ru h heading for Centreville

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