General Irvin McDowell at Bull Run: History & Facts


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Which army did Irvin McDowell command at the First Battle of Bull Run?

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1. On which day was the First Battle of Bull Run fought?

2. What was Irvin McDowell's plan of attack at the First Battle of Bull Run?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

General Irvin McDowell fought for the Union in the Civil War, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your knowledge of his command at the First Battle of Bull Run as well as other details during his Civil War career. You'll be assessed on historical events, names and dates.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students should know particular facts about Irvin McDowell's leadership at the First Battle of Bull Run, including:

  • Which army McDowell commanded
  • McDowell's plan of attack
  • General who replaced McDowell

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related history lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the date of the First Battle of Bull Run
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about another battle Irvin McDowell took part in during the Civil War

Additional Learning

The lesson titled General Irvin McDowell at Bull Run: History & Facts covers these objectives:

  • Understand the historical significance of General Irvin McDowell
  • Learn about the early career of of McDowell
  • Know about the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Virginia