Brig. Gen. Joseph K. F. Mansfield to Captain Thaddeus Phelps Mott, 2nd New York State Militia, and Runyon to Stop the Rout

13 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, pp. 753-754

July 22, 1861.

Captain Mott, Chain Bridge:

Send out a man to Richardson and require him to march in in order.

We may want rations.

Order the Sixth Maine to keep these demoralized troops out of his camp.

Order Richardson not to let his men leave camp.

MANSFIELD,
Brigadier- General.

[Thaddeus Phelps Mott commanded the howitzer company of the 2nd N.Y.S.M., later the 3rd Independent New York Battery. Thaddeus P. Mott at Wikipedia. Thaddeus P. Mott at Wikipedia.]


July 22, 1861.

General Runyon, Alexandria:

Why do the regiments I sent to you yesterday return so precipitately to Alexandria without a shot?

Stop this stampede.

MANSFIELD,
Brigadier- General.


July 22, 1861.

General Runyon, Alexandria : Put an officer in charge and sentinels at the wharf, and forbid the volunteers leaving the city.

There are two hundred pounds of boiled pork in the commissary there.

MANSFIELD,
Brigadier- General.





Scott to Runyon on Manning the Defenses of Washington

13 11 2020

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

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O. R. – Series I – VOLUME 2 [S #2] CHAPTER IX, p. 753

Monday, July 22, 1861—a. m.

General Runyon, Alexandria, Va.:

Consult engineers, and strengthen the garrisons of Forts Ellsworth, Runyon, and Albany. Similar instructions are given* in respect to Fort Corcoran. Some regiments besides the garrisons will be halted on that side of the river; the number to be determined by General Mansfield or General McDowell, when the troops arrive from the interior.

WINFIELD SCOTT.

* To Col. Andrew Porter.





Capt. J. B. Mulligan, ADC to Brig. Gen. Theodore Runyon, Reports on Runyon on Situation at Centreville and Fairfax Station

11 11 2020

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O. R. – Series I – VOLUME 2 [S #2] CHAPTER IX, pp. 751-752

Fairfax, July 21,1861—7.45 p. m.

General Runyon, Alexandria:

I reported with the De Kalb regiment at Centreville in person to General McDowell, who is there protecting the retreat of his army on the right flank.

The First and Second three-years’ New Jersey are there. The First three-months’ and Third three-years’ New Jersey are at Fairfax Station. General McDowell wishes you to communicate with General Scott whether you will take any of the regiments out of the forts.

J. B. MULLIGAN.

[The De Kalb Regiment is the 41st New York Infantry]





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

9 11 2020

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

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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.





Scott Advises McDowell of Available Resources and Options

7 11 2020

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O. R. – Series I – VOLUME 2 [S #2] CHAPTER IX, pp. 747-748

Headquarters Army, July 21, 1861.

General McDowell, Fairfax Court-House;

Three regiments—Woodbury’s, McCunn’s, and another, name not known—are at Fairfax Station.

A commissary train is stopped a little way out of Alexandria with a drove of cattle. Call it up, if you mean to risk a stand; but under the circumstances it seems best to return to the line of the Potomac.

WINFIELD SCOTT.


Headquarters of the Army,
July 21,1861—9 p. m.

General McDowell, Centreville:

Besides three regiments sent you by General Runyon from the reserve, four regiments have crossed the river to-day. Two of the latter we know have reached Fairfax Station. The other two must be there in a few minutes. We suppose you to have rallied your army at Centreville, or, at the worst, you will rally at Fairfax Court-House and Fairfax Station. We know that you and your experienced officers will do all that is proper and possible. A company of regulars has also gone over. Additional re-enforcements shall follow early to-morrow. We are not discouraged.

WINFIELD SCOTT.





Scott Issues Orders for the Defense of Baltimore and Alexandria

7 11 2020

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O. R. – Series I – VOLUME 2 [S #2] CHAPTER IX, p. 747

Washington, D. C., July 21, 1861—1 p. m.

Commanding General at Baltimore:

Put your troops on the alert. Bad news from McDowell’s army not credited by me. Shall write again in an hour. Doubt whether I shall call Delaware regiment here or order it to Baltimore.

WINFIELD SCOTT.

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July 21, 1861—8 p. m.

Brigadier-General Runyon:

Of the regiments which crossed the river this morning you are directed to retain two for the defense of Alexandria. It is now known that McDowell has rallied his army at or about Centreville. Consequently, you will send forward the two regiments to support the rally. You are aware that Taylor’s regiment was Saturday morning at Burke’s Station. Cannot this regiment be ordered up to McDowell also?

WINFIELD SCOTT.





McDowell to Brig. Gen. Theodore Runyon and Col. David Hunter on Readiness to Move

21 10 2020

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

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O. R. – Series I – VOLUME 2 [S #2] CHAPTER IX, p. 710

Headquarters Department N. E. Virginia,
Arlington, June 20,1861.

Brigadier-General Runyon [and others]:

General Tyler reports enemy concentrating in his front. Hold all your command in readiness to move at a moment’s warning. If you have time, cook a day’s rations.

Irvin McDowell,
Brigadier-General, Commanding.

P. S.—To Colonel Hunter.

Have the Sixty-ninth Regiment move forward to Ball’s Cross-Roads.

By order General McDowell:

W. H. WOOD,
Captain, Third Infantry, Acting Inspector General.