The First Battle of Bull Run, Part 5: Chinn Ridge

With new Confederate troops arriving throughout the afternoon, McDowell takes one last stand at Chinn Ridge, only to have fresh Confederate arrivals from the Army of the Shenandoah drive back his last brigade. As the Army of the Potomac retreats, the Confederates pursue them, taking several prisoners, including one Republican Congressman who was among the civilian spectators who’d come expecting an easy Union victory.

Chris Calton recounts the controversial history of the Civil War. This is the 15th episode in the third season of Historical Controversies. You may support this podcast financially at

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