ions—the First Division, under General Tyler; the Second, under General Hunter; the Third, under General Heintzelman; the Fifth, under Colonel
Meantime, the principal column, consisting of the two divisions of Hunter and Heintzelman, of about twelve thousand men, was to diverge from on the main road from Centreville; and, as the two divisions under Hunter and Heintzelman, to which was intrusted the turning movement, had t, of course, retarded the turning column.
Then the road over which Hunter and Heintzelman had to pass was found to be longer than was expecteving to meet each other; and when, towards ten o'clock, the head of Hunter's column, having passed to the yonder side of Bull Run, by way of Snce; but his entire force consisted of but nine weak companies, and Hunter had twelve thousand men.
But there was present neither the skilly.
In place of making proper dispositions in a line of battle, General Hunter caused a feeble fusilade to be opened from the head of the colu