Lt. Gen. Winfield Scott, Colonel John H. McCunn, 37th New York Infantry, and Col. Thomas A. Scott, Army Railroads and Telegraph, Discuss Dispositions

14 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. 754

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.

Col. 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


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