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ered to make an attack on Manassas, and that Gen. Scott had given him till 12 o'clock to be master of Beauregard's lines. If Gen. Scott ordered the attack at all, I venture to say he was merely the msaddle-horse. When I spoke with officers at Gen. Scott's Headquarters of the expedition, it struck may happen. But my friend got his pass from Gen. Scott, who was taking the whole affair of Bull Runficer passed me through on the production of Gen. Scott's safeguard. The lights of the city were inun, and by saying, See the result of forcing Gen. Scott against his wishes. Of the Cabinet, Mr. Chaortification and despondency in Washington. Gen. Scott, whether he disapproved, as it is said, the affirmed that up to 8 o'clock in the evening Gen. Scott believed in the ultimate success of the Unit adjusted. It is so generally asserted that Gen. Scott did not approve the advance, for which his ps an alarm that the enemy were advancing. General Scott and his staff were roused up in the night [4 more...]
Ohio regiments were again sent forward, this time to assist in building a bridge across the run on the Warrenton road, by the side of the stone bridge known to be mined. A blunder, in that the last reserve was sent forward at all. It should have been retained to guard the rear of the left, and every other regiment on the field should have been promptly recalled over the route by which it had advanced, and ordered only to maintain such positions as rested on a supported, continuous line. Gen. Scott says, to-day, that our troops had accomplished three days work, and should have rested long before. But McDowell tried to vanquish the South in a single struggle, and the sad result is before us. As it was, Capt. Alexander, with his sappers and miners, was ordered to cut through the abatis by the side of the mined bridge, in the valley directly before us, and lay pontoons across the stream. Carlisle's artillery was detailed to protect the work, and the Ohio and Wisconsin reserve to su
Doc. 144.-General Scott's orders. General orders no. 12Headquarters of the army, Washington, July 30, 1861. Searches of houses for arms, traitors, or spies, and arrests of of fenders, in such matters, shall only be made in any department by the special authority of the commander thereof, excepting in extreme cases admitting of no delay. By command of Lieut. Gen. Scott. E. D. Townsend, Asst. Adjt.-Gen. General orders no. 13.Headquarters of the army, Washington, July 31, 1861. It has been the prayer of every patriot that the tramp and din of civil war might at least spare the precincts within which repose the sacred remains of the Fatherited States troops in that direction, the General-in-Chief does not doubt that each and every man will approach with due reverence and leave uninjured, not only the Tomb, but also the House, the Groves, and Walks which were so loved by the best and greatest of men. By command: Winfield Scott. E. D. Townsend, Asst. Adjt.-Gen.