Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott Informs McDowell of Confederate Reinforcements from Winchester, and of Forwarding of Four Regiments from Washington

4 11 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. 746

Headquarters of the Army,
Washington, July 21,1861.

Brigadier-General McDowell, Commanding, &c.:

It is known that a strong re-enforcement left Winchester on the afternoon of the 18th, which you will also have to beat. Four new regiments will leave to-day to be at Fairfax Station to-night. Others shall follow to-morrow: twice the number, if necessary.

WINFIELD SCOTT.


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