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Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 6 0 Browse Search
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First Manassas to battle of Leesburg. Soon after the retreat of McDowell from Bull run to Washington, Longstreet's brigade, with artillery and Stuart's cavalry, was advanced, first to Centreville, then to Fairfax, and later to Falls Church and Mason's, Munson's and Upton's hills, commanding positions in full view of Washington, but with orders, writes Longstreet, not to attempt to advance even to Alexandria. The Federal authorities soon threw a cordon of well-located, formidable and well-maGreat Falls of the Potomac; on the 10th there was skirmishing at Lewinsville, a short distance beyond the northwestern fortifications of Washington. On September 3d General Beauregard, in person, reconnoitered McClellan's front from Munson's and Mason's hills, from which the Federal camps, earthworks and outposts, and the cities of Washington, Georgetown and Alexandria were plainly visible. On the 11th of September, Brig.-Gen. W. F. Smith, whose brigade was encamped at Chain bridge, just wi
nth Heavy Artillery battalion: Atkinson, John Wilder, major, lieutenant-colonel; Cary, N. R., major. Nineteenth Cavalry regiment: Downs, George, major; Jackson, William L., colonel; Kesler, Joseph K., major; Thompson, William P., lieutenant-colonel. Nineteenth Infantry regiment: Boyd, Waller M., major; Cocke, P. St. George, colonel; Ellis, John T., major, lieutenant-colonel; Gantt, Henry, major, lieutenant-colonel, colonel; Peyton, Charles S., major, lieutenant-colonel; Rust, Armistead Thomson Mason, colonel; Strange, John B., lieutenant-colonel, colonel; Taylor, Bennett, major, lieutenant-colonel; Watts, William, major. Nineteenth Militia regiment (afterward Second State Reserves): Evans, Thomas J., colonel; Powell, D. Lee, lieutenant-colonel; Pendleton, S. T., major. Twentieth Artillery battalion (De Lagnel's battalion): De Lagnel, Johnston, major; Robertson, James E., major. Twentieth Cavalry regiment: Arnett, William W., colonel; Evans, Dudley, lieutenant-colonel;