Army Headquarters Notifies McDowell of Forwarding of Hunt’s Battery and Forty Recruits

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,
July 20, 1861—1.30 a. m.

Brigadier-General McDowell, &c., Centreville:

Your dispatch received at 1.5 a. m.* It is now 1.30 a. m.

Hunt’s battery left here at 5 a. m. yesterday by Fairfax road. We have but forty recruits; orders have been given to send them forward. It will be some time before they reach you, as there is no officer to spare to send with them.

By command of General Scott:

SCHUYLER HAMILTON,
Lieutenant-Colonel and Military Secretary.

*See p. 307. (Letter dated July 19, 1861, to “Colonel.”)