Between August 28-30, 1862, the Second Battle of Bull Run raged in Manassas, Virginia. This battle was a huge victory for the confederates. Major General John Pope commanded the Union force against the confederates. General Robert E. Lee struck first sending General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson with half of his army to attack the train depot and hide in the woods. When the troops met in battle, both sides had heavy losses. On August 30th, Lieutenant General James Longstreet brought in the rest of the army to launch a counterattack. Pope had to withdraw in defeat.