Brig. Gen. Joseph K. F. Mansfield, Commander of Dept. of Washington, To Commander of Washington Navy Yard Cmdr. John A. B. Dahlgren, McDowell, and Runyon, on Troop Movements

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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. 751

July 21,1861.

Commander Dahlgren, Navy-Yard:

Send an armed vessel at once to Alexandria, to command as much as possible the approaches to Alexandria.

MANSFIELD, Brigadier- General.


July 21,1861.

Brigadier-General McDowell, at Fairfax Court-House:

By General Scott’s orders I send you four regiments, brigaded under Colonel McCunn, to Fairfax Station, to wit: the Thirty-seventh, Colonel McCunn, Fifteenth, Colonel Murphy; Twenty-sixth, Colonel Christian; Twenty-fifth, Colonel Kerrigan.

They should all be at the point above designated by 6 p. m.

They have three days’ supply of rations.

MANSFIELD, Brigadier- General.

[All of the regiments mentioned are New York Infantry.]


July 21,1861.

General Runyon, Alexandria:

Hold my two last regiments at Alexandria and man your lines.

McDowell is on the retreat.

MANSFIELD, Brigadier- General.


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