This was the first major battle of the Civil War. The Union army marched from Washington D.C. with the expectation that following this battle they would proceed to Richmond, Virginia, the Confederate capital, and end the war. Instead, the Union army was defeated, the South had a new military hero, General T.S. "Stonewall" Jackson, and the divided nation prepared for a prolonged and devastating war. Part of the historical comic book series "Epic Battles of the Civil War," which were produced by noted Historians in cooperation with the world-famous Marvel Entertainment Group.