War of the Rebellion: Serial 002 Page 0753 Chapter IX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

Search Civil War Official Records

A most unaccountable transformation into a mob of a finely-appointed and admirably-led army. Five regiments have been ordered to join you from Ohio. Brigadier-General Reynolds has been commissioned and ordered to report to you. Remain in your present command instead of going to the Valley of the Shenandoah.

WINFIELD SCOTT.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, D. C., July 22, 1861.

General GEORGE B. McCLELLAN, Beverly, Va.:

Circumstances make your presence here necessary. Charge Rosecrans or some other general with your present department and come hither without delay.

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.

FAIRFAX STATION, July 22, 1861-12.15 a. m.

General SCOTT:

I have my own regiment, 700; Colonel Taylor's New Jersey, 825; Colonel Johnson's New Jersey, 550.

I have heard no firing so far as I can hear. Panic is unabated.

I have sent an aide to General McDowell two hours and a half since; he has not returned.

I will dispatch another, and inform you at once.

One has returned.

McCUNN.

ALEXANDRIA, July 22, 1861.

Honorable S. CAMERON:

SIR: There are about seven thousand men here without officers. Nothing but confusion. Please tell me what I shall do with my regiment.

J. E. KERRIGAN,

Colonel Twenty-fifth New York Volunteers.

MONDAY, July 22, 1861-a. m.

General RUNYON, Alexandria, Va.:

Consult engineers, and strengthen the garrisons of Forts Ellsworth, Runyon, and Albany. Similar instructions are given* in respect to Fort Corcoran. Some regiments besides the garrisons will be halted on that side of the river; the number to be determined by General Mansfield or General McDowell, when the troops arrive from the interior.

WINFIELD SCOTT.

JULY 22, 1861.

Captain MOTT, Chain Bridge:

Send out a man to Richardson and require him to march in in order. We may want rations.

---------------

*To Colonel Andrew Porter.

---------------

48 R R-VOL II