Scott Communicates with Col. Daniel Sickles, 70th New York Infantry, and Brig. Gen. Theodore Runyon on Disposition of Their Forces

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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. 749

Headquarters Army, Washington, July 21,1861.

Col. Sickles, Staten Island, N. Y.:

Send your regiments to this city instead of Harper’s Ferry, and hurry them.

WINFIELD SCOTT.


Alexandria, July 21,1861.

Lieutenant-General Scott:

General McDowell directs me to ask whether I shall send the troops out of the fortifications?

T. RUNYON.


Headquarters Army, July 21,1861.

General Runyon, Alexandria, Va.:

Send forward no more troops from Alexandria during the night.

WINFIELD SCOTT.


Headquarters Army, Washington, July 21, 1861.

General Runyon, Alexandria:

Let the two New Jersey regiments remain at Fairfax Station, as General McDowell must know they are there, and will call them up if he needs them.

The brig-of-war Perry will be towed down to Alexandria for any assistance she can render with her battery.

WINFIELD SCOTT.