Statistics for occurrence #1 of “General McCall” in chapter 1.33 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35.:

... attached an importance that at this day scarcely justified. The press of the North proudly pointed to it as the first Federal victory south of the Potomac. Secretary of War Simon Cameron wrote General McCall a few days after the battle: It (the battle of Dranesville) is one of the bright spots that give assurance of the success of coming events, and its effects must be to inspire confidence in the belief...

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