War of the Rebellion: Serial 002 Page 0754 OPERATIONS IN MD., PA., VA., AND W. VA. Chapter IX.

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Order the Sixth Maine to keep these demoralized troops out of his camp.

Order Richardson not to let his men leave camp.

MANSFIELD,

Brigadier-General.

JULY 22, 1861.

General RUNYON, Alexandria:

Why do the regiments I sent to you yesterday return so precipitately to Alexandria without a shot?

Stop this stampede.

MANSFIELD,

Brigadier-General.

JULY 22, 1861.

General RUNYON, Alexandria:

Put an officer in charge and sentinels at the wharf, and forbid the volunteers leaving the city.

There are two hundred pounds of boiled port in the commissary there.

MANSFIELD,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY, July 22, 1861.

Colonel McCUNN, Thirty-seventh New York, Fairfax Station:

Come in with the regiments with you and Colonel Woodbury to your camps in Washington.

WINFIELD SCOTT.

ALEXANDRIA, July 22, 1861.

Colonel T. A. SCOTT:

General Scott's last instructions to me last night, before I retreated, was to retire to our camps in Washington.

Is this order to be respected?

McCUNN.

[Indorsement.]

He evidently meant to the lines of the Potomac, to cover retreat, protected by the forts, of the straggling army of McDowell, which is now coming in.

T. A. S.

JULY 22-2.30 a. m.

General MANSFIELD, Arlington, Chain Bridge, or Alexandria:

McDowell is sending his retreating army to the Potomac. Allow me to suggest that you man all the forts and prevent soldiers from passing