The Battle of Kettle Run is a prelude to the Second Manassus Battle. As Stonewall Jackson's troops occupied and looted the railway junction at Manassas on August 27, 1862, Federal Forces under the command of General Hooker approached the Confederate rear-guard at Kettle Run. The Confederates there managed to delay the Union force before withdrawing to the junction and then to the old Manassas Battlefield.
|General Green (CSA) ordered a night attack on Union-held Fort Butler, hoping to|
steal a victory before daylight. The attack by the 1st and 2nd
Texas Brigades was unsuccessful due to the various fortifications
supporting the fort and the two Union gunboats on the river.