n the direction of the firing, arriving on the field just before dark, and found that Gibbon's brigade, of King's division, was engaged with tile enemy, with Doubleday's and Patrick's brigades in the vicinity.
After the firing ceased I saw General King, who, determining to maintain his position, I left about 9 o'clock P. M. to return to my division, promising to bring it up early in the morning to his support.
Before leaving, however, I heard the division moving off, and I learned from General Hatch that it was moving by Gainesville toward Manassas.
I then returned to my own division, which I reached at daylight.
Editors. and Sigel
Sigel was ordered to move at 2:45 A. M. and to march en échelon on Reynolds's right.
His advance appears to have reached Manassas about noon.
He states that during the afternoon he was ordered by General Pope to march by New Market on Centreville, and arrived on the field of the First Bull Run, near the Henry house (see p. 473), too late to take pa
sippi, of Hood's division, which halted a few yards east of us. The enemy now began to arrive in force, and occupied the woods.
Hood's troops remained here from 11 A. M. until nearly sundown, when they went forward and engaged our — troops under Hatch southeast of Groveton.
This action between Hood and Hatch at sunset, August 29th, was fought east, rather than west of Groveton, as laid down on the map [p. 473], which would have been only a few yards from us, and within full view.
The battlHatch at sunset, August 29th, was fought east, rather than west of Groveton, as laid down on the map [p. 473], which would have been only a few yards from us, and within full view.
The battle took place, I should think, at least a mile east of Douglass's woods.
Participants in that action, who visited the field with me in October, 1883, were positive regarding the locality of the fight.
My recollection of the time of Hood's arrival is concurred in by fellow-prisoners with whom I have recently corresponded.
They say, 10 A. M., and the woods were full of the enemy's troops at 11 o'clock.
General Lee's headquarters during the 29th and 30th were on the elevation between Pagel