ill on the Orange Plank Road, Longstreet to follow on the same road.
Longstreet was at this time — middle of the afternoon-at Gordonsville, twenty or more miles away.
Ewell was ordered by the Orange Pike.
He was near by and arrived some four miles east of Mine Run before bivouacking for the night.
My orders were given through General Meade for an early advance on the morning of the 5th.
Warren was to move to Parker's store, and Wilson's cavalry-then at Parker's store — to move on to Craig's meeting-house.
Sedgwick followed Warren, closing in on his right.
The Army of the Potomac was facing to the west, though our advance was made to the south, except when facing the enemy.
Hancock was to move south-westward to join on the left of Warren, his left to reach to Shady Grove Church.
At six o'clock, before reaching Parker's store, Warren discovered the enemy.
He sent word back to this effect, and was ordered to halt and prepare to meet and attack him. Wright, with his divis
de, and being prepared for any duty, Green's battery went on to Arlington, from which place I recalled it here yesterday, and the brigade now stands complete as before the battle with the exception of casualties herewith enclosed, amounting to Lieut. Craig, of Hunt's battery, killed, and two privates wounded, (one seriously and one slightly,) and one private taken prisoner.
With respect to the conduct of the officers under my command, on the 21st, I cannot say too much of the practical and in Platt, Ransom, Thompson, Webb, Barriga, Green, Edwards, Dresser, Wilson, Throckmorton, Cushing, Harris, Butler, Fuller, Lyford, Will, Benjamin, Babbitt, Haines, Ames, Hasbrouck, Kensel, Harrison, Reed, Barlow, Noyes, Kirby, Elderkin, Ramsay, and Craig.
The two latter were killed.
I am, sir, very respectfully your obedient servant, Wm. F. Barry, Major 5th Artillery.
Medical and surgical report.
Arlington, Department N. E. Va., July 26, 1861,
Being chief of the Medical Staff wit
The following letters — which I will read to the House — explain clearly the whole transaction, and will remove all ground for panic.
First, a letter from Col. Craig, Chief of the Ordnance Bureau, to Dr. Archer, of date the 22d of March, which is as follows:--You will please forward to Richmond the cannon at your foundry whiain Kingsbury, of the Ordnance Department, dated March 28th, and addressed to my friend Mr. A. M. Barbour, a member of the convention, which is in these words:--Col. Craig wishes me to say that Dr. Archer will be directed to-day not to remove the guns at present.
The movement has been commenced, in order that the citizens of Virgily occurrence in the business operations of the various bureaus in the several chief departments of the Government.
Gentlemen evidently confound the action of Col. Craig and that of the Secretary of War, supposing that the Ordnance Division does no official act without an express order from the Secretary, and this confusion of i
Committee on Conduct of War sustains Butler regarding occupation of Manassas Junction, 223; examines Butler as to operations in Department of Gulf, 577.
Conant, Captain, 480.
Concord, N. H., President Pierce's home, 1020.
Craig, Captain, Grant in office of, 868.
Crimea, medal presented soldiers of, 742; Butler reads history of war, 868.
Crispin, Captain, Commandant of U. S. Arsenal, 761.
Crosby, Lieutenant, at Fort Hatteras, 284.
Currituck, Union Gunboat, 61moirs, 855-857; headquarters in the bottle, 858; relations with Badeau, 857, 859, 860; tribute to Butler, 862; in New York Herald, 863; on West Point in Personal Memoirs, 866-867; indifference to military matters, 867-868; in Mexican War, 868; in Craig's office, 868; reference to, 871; Halleck denounced to, 872; Halleck's report of, 872; McClellan's orders, 873.
Grant, Gen. U. S., Halleck's order, 873; thinks Butler hostile to him, 873-874; in Personal Memoirs, 874-875; carries instructions