gton, D. C.
Colonel:--I have the honor to submit the following report of the battle of the 21st of July, near Manassas, Virginia.
It has been delayed till this time from the inability of the subore following report as to the operations of my brigade in front of the enemy at Bull Run, on Sunday, July 21.
On the night of July 20 I was summoned to attend a meeting of commanders of brigades at tnesday.
On Thursday, July 17, proceeded to Centreville, where we remained till Sunday morning, July 21, when the whole army took up the line of march to Bull Run.
Nothing of moment occurred till f others in which provisions were left on the ground of the encampments on the morning of the 21st of July.
From personal observation on the march, on the morning of the 21st of July, I know that, 21st of July, I know that, generally, the haversacks of the men were filled — whether properly or not, I do not know.
Regimental officers should be held accountable for that.
During the battle, and following it, I noticed man