Samuel Heintzelman Reports Enemy Strength Around Manassas

12 10 2020

CORRESPONDENCE, ORDERS, AND RETURNS RELATING TO OPERATIONS IN MARYLAND, PENNSYLVANIA, VIRGINIA, AND WEST VIRGINIA FROM APRIL 16 TO JULY 31, 1861

CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. – UNION

O. R. – Series I – VOLUME 2 [S #2] CHAPTER IX, p. 666

ARLINGTON, June 5,1861.

Lieutenant-Colonel Townsend : The following information is respectfully forwarded.

General McDowell is temporarily absent. JAMES B. FRY, A. A. G.

Alexandria, June 5,1861.

Capt. J. B. Fry, Arlington :

I have it from a most reliable source that there are 20,000 men at Manassas Junction, Lee’s Station, Fairfax Court-House, and Centreville. Persons from there are instructed to say that there is a much smaller force there. General Beauregard arrived at Manassas junction on Friday last.

General Lee has returned to Richmond.

S. P. HEINTZELMAN.