Col. Robert S. Garnett to Brig. Gen. Milledge L. Bonham on the Importance of Manassas Junction

7 12 2020

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

CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. – CONFEDERATE

O. R. – Series I – VOLUME 2 [S #2] CHAPTER IX, p. 872

Headquarters Virginia Forces,
Richmond, Va., May 24,1861.

Brig. Gen. M. L. Bonham, Comdg. Manassas Junction, Va.:

General : Colonel Moore’s regiment (seven companies) of Virginia volunteers has been ordered to join you to-morrow, and an additional battery of artillery. If strong defensible positions can be found on Bull Bun Creek, or in advance of it, it is advised that they be also occupied and strengthened; but the position of Manassas Junction, being of great importance to us, must be secured by all means in your power.* * * * * * * * *

I am, &c.,

R. S. GARNETT,
Adjutant- General.

*Matters of detail omitted.


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