Report of Major Walton, of the Washington artillery.
Headquarters, Washington artillery, near Stone Bridge, Bull Run, July 22, 1861.
General: I have the honor to report:--On the morning of the 21st instant, (Sunday,) the battalion of ve you, as near as I can, a full and detailed history of that terrible battle, which will, through all time, make famous Bull Run and the plains of Manassas.
On Friday, the 19th, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, who had commanded the army of the Shenandoah,ce, and designed turning our left flank, which rested a few miles above the scene of Thursday's engagement, at a ford on Bull Run, called Stone Bridge.
We retired to rest under the full conviction that on the morrow the fortunes of our young nation n.
The day was bright and beautiful — on the left was the Blue Ridge, and in front were the slopes on the north side of Bull Run crowned with woods, in which the enemy had early planted his batteries, and all around us were eminences on which were p
6.-New York Seventy-First regiment, at Bull Run.
The regiment left the Navy Yard Tuesday, July 16, at 10 o'clock, and marched up the avenue over the Long Bridge, to their camping grounds, within five miles of Fairfax, where, at 9 P. M., they stacked and bivouacked for the night in the open field, together with Colonto the field.
This was between 6 and 7 o'clock. The march was then resumed by a circuitous route through the woods, passing several dry brooks, until we reached Bull Run, which we waded in great confusion, every one being anxious to get water.
Company lines were immediately formed on the other side, and an advance was made up thto the Fourth Alabama regiment.
They asked for Messrs. Grey of that regiment — if we knew them — and a number of others, all of whom, we told them, were shot at Bull Run.
They asked where we came from, and where were our arms.
These questions we evaded, and asked them to show us the way to Centreville, which they did. We took a