How was the First Battle of Bull Run during the Civil War historically significant?

Question by Molly: How was the First Battle of Bull Run during the Civil War historically significant?
I’m just doing a project and I’m a little stuck.

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Answer by Jack P
The first Battle of Bull Run was historically significant because it established in the minds of the observers who trekked out from Washington in their Sunday best to watch it that the war probably wasn’t going to be as short as they previously believed.

The Battle of Bull Run was fought between the Confederates and Non-Confederates and was generally appraised as a victory for the Confederates by experts on both sides.

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