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were broken and repulsed. Their places were soon supplied by fresh troops, and it was apparent that the Federal commander had now become aware of the situation of affairs, and had turned upon General Jackson with his whole force. In pursuance of instructions to that effect, General Ewell, upon perceiving the strength of the enemy, withdrew his command, part of which was at the time engaged, and rejoined General Jackson at Manassas Junction, having first destroyed the railroad bridge over Broad Run. The enemy halted at Bristoe. General Jackson's force being much inferior to that of General Pope, it became necessary for him to withdraw from Manassas and take a position west of the turnpike road from Warrenton to Alexandria, where he could more readily unite with the approaching column of Longstreet. Having fully supplied the wants of his troops, he was compelled for want of transportation to destroy the rest of the captured property. This was done during the night of the twenty-se
were accordingly given for the withdrawal of his forces north of Broad Run. At the moment of issuing this order, a portion of the troops we rear to Manassas. The destruction of the railroad bridge across Broad Run was intrusted to Lieutenant (now Captain) Boswell, of the engineekept, with the main portion, on General Jackson's right, crossing Broad Run a few miles above Bristoe, and intersecting the railroad to the rposition which commanded the rear of our line and the crossing of Broad Run. General Ewell then informed me that he had received orders from ce; and he gave the orders for the withdrawal of our force across Broad Run. At this time the Louisiana regiments were actively engaged, andawton's brigade was formed in line of battle on the north bank of Broad Run, and some batteries were placed in position, and Hays's brigade wsible to move them; he then ordered me to destroy the bridge over Broad Run, and, at day-break on the following morning, to fire the cars and