y him at the time for his failure to go into action, or take any part in the battle, were: first, that he considered himself under General McDowell's orders, who told him that they were too far to
First and last positions in the fighting of August 30th.
During the assault by Porter's corps and King's division, Jackson's forces were behind the unfinished railway.
When that assault failed, the Unionists north of the turnpike were attacked by the brigades of Featherston and Pryor (of Wilcoxt — witnessed their intrepid conduct.
I have always considered it a misfortune to the country that in this action General Tower received a severe wound which disabled him from active.
The retreat over the Stone Bridge, Saturday evening, August 30th.
Captain William H. Powell, of the 4th regular infantry, in a letter to the century, dated Fort Omaha, Nebraska, March 12th, 1885, thus describes the retreat upon Washington and McClellan's reception by his old Army:
the last volley had