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The Principal Fort at Centreville, Virginia, 1862
After the Battle of Manassas, Pope retreated to this fort in Centreville, Virginia

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The Second Battle of Manassas
August 30, 1862

In the August 9 Battle of Cedar Mountain, Jackson's Confederates outnumbered the Union soldiers two-to-one. After an easy victory, Jackson led his men from the battlefield. Union reinforcements arrived, and Pope's men turned to face the troops of General Robert E. Lee along the Rappahannock River. Meanwhile, Jackson's army managed to maneuver around to Pope's rear to cut off his supply lines. The race was on for Pope to find and destroy Jackson before Lee could march his men to Jackson's aid.
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