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

CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. – UNION

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.