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Cedar Mountain, Virginia. Battlefield (1862)
The battlefield in Cedar Mountain, Virginia where Major General Pope fought Major General Jackson in 1862

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The Second Battle of Manassas
August 30, 1862

For Major General John Pope, the Second Battle of Manassas became a race against time. On August 30, 1862, that battle ended a long campaign in northern Virginia. The events leading up to it show strategies and fierce fighting typical of the Civil War. It started when Pope's Union forces attempted to invade the Southern capital of Richmond and were defeated just miles from the city. After the defeat, Pope's scattered Union troops clashed repeatedly with Southern forces led by Major General "Stonewall" Jackson.
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