— intelligence of the absence of Col. Wilcox not having reached me until the day after the battle — renders it impossible to give a more detailed statement.
My duty as commander of the brigade being ended with this report,
I am, sir, your obedient servant, J. H. Hobart Ward, Colonel Thirty-eighth Regiment, Second Brigade, Third Division.
Official report of Lieut.-Col. Farnsworth.
Headquarters Thirty-Eighth regiment, (Second Scott Life Guard,) N. Y. V., camp Scott, near Alexandria, Va., July 29, 1861. Col. J. H. H. Ward, Commanding Second Brigade, Third Division:
sir: In compliance with my duty, I respectfully submit the following report of the operation of my regiment during the recent battle at or near Bull Run on the 21st of July, 1861.
On the morning of the 21st, in obedience to brigade orders, the regiment was formed, the men equipped in light marching order, and prepared to leave its bivouac at or near Centreville.
The march, however, was not commenced un