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unholy rebellion is effectually broken. They meet the issue manfully, cheer fully, boldly, and their watchwords now are-- God and the Right I Richmond, and Victory! Yours, &c., G. P. R. New York Herald narratives. Washington, July 17, 1861. The advance of the whole corps d'armee constituting the column under the command of Brigadier-General McDowell has thus far proved a triumphant march. All that was expected or hoped to be accomplished to-day was done, and almost without of the enemy greatly disappointed our men. If he stands at all, Manassas Junction will, doubtlessly, be the scene of a decisive battle. --N. Y. Herald, July 18. New York times narrative. Fairfax Court Chouse, Va., Wednesday night, July 17, 1861. The General decided not to move forward any further to-night, mainly because the troops had been so fatigued by their day's march as to render any further movement unadvisable. They are encamped accordingly in this vicinity, a large port
Doc. 98.-Occupation of Fairfax Court House, Va. General McDowell's despatch. Fairfax Court House, July 17, 1861. Colonel E. D. Townsend, Headquarters of the Army at Washington:-- we have occupied Fairfax Court House, and driven the enemy towards Centreville and Manassas. We have an officer and three men slightly wounded. The enemy's flight was so precipitate that he left in our hands a quantity of flour, fresh beef, intrenching tools, hospital furniture, and baggage. I endeavored to pursue beyond Centreville, but the men were too much exhausted to do so. Most respectfully yours, Irwin McDowell, Brigadier-GeneraL New York times narratives. Fairfax Court House, Va., Wednesday, July 17, 1861. Here we are — in peaceable possession of Fairfax Court House, without a fight and in hot pursuit of a flying foe. The column will move on as soon as the others come up, and probably encamp at Centreville to-night, within eight miles of Manassas Junction, at which poi
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 147.-official report of Col. Davies on the Occupation of Fairfax Court House Va. (search)
Doc. 147.-official report of Col. Davies on the Occupation of Fairfax Court House Va. Headquarters 2D brigade, 5TH Division, July 17, 1861. To Colonel Miles, Commanding 5th Division:-- Agreeably to general order No. 9, the 2d brigade, commanded by me, consisting of the 16th, 18th, 31st, and 32d regiments, and Company G 2d artillery, (Green's light battery,) took the advance of the 5th division, moving on Fairfax Court House by way of the old Braddock road, south of the turnpike road. I found the road very difficult for heavy artillery, and barricaded by trees felled across the road as often as once in a quarter of a mile, requiring the constant use of the pioneer corps. After passing over many of these barricades, we came to a blind barricade directly across the road, and evidently intended for artillery; after making a reconnoissance, we found a small picket posted behind it, when my advanced pickets were ordered to charge and fire upon them, which they did, dispersing it