eturn which can be pronounced absolutely correct.
The abstract which appears on page 309, vol.
II., Official Records, is not a return of McDowell's army at the battle of Bull Run, and was not prepared by me, but, as I understand, has been compiled since the war. It purports to give the strength of the Department of Northeastern Virginia, July 16th and 17th, not of McDowell's army, July 21st.
It does not show the losses resulting from the discharge of the 4th Pennsylvania Infantry and Varian's New York battery, which marched to the rear on the morning of the 21st, nor the heavy losses incident to the march of the army from the Potomac; it embraces two regiments — the 21st and 25th New York Infantry--which were not with the army in the field; and it contains the strength of Company E, Second United States Cavalry, as a special item, whereas that company is embraced in the strength of the Second (Hunter's) Division, to which it, with the rest of the cavalry, belonged.
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ce of secession submitted to popular vote, 13; attitude of, with regard to secession, 13 et seq.; secession of, 14
Thomas, Secretary, 26
Thomas, Colonel, 166
Thompson, Jeff., 118
Thompson, Secretary, 17, 20, 30, 33
Toombs, Senator, 12, 42
Toucey, Secretary, 33
Townsend, Colonel, 153
Twiggs, General, treachery of, 14
Tyler, General, Daniel, commands First Division in the advance on Manassas, 174; his advance, 177, 178
Union Mills Ford, 176, note
Varian, Captain, 174
Vernon, Mount, Va, 102
Vienna Station, Va., ambush at, 172
Virginia, attitude of,with regard to secession, 51 et seq., 80; secession, 98; extent and character of, 137 et seq., 169
Virginia, East, 137; vote on Secession Ordinance, 142
Virginia, West, 131, 133, 137, 141; vote on Secession Ordinance, 142; organized as separate State, 144 et seq.; map of West Virginia battles, 148; admitted into the Union, 154
Volunteers, first enlistment of, 75; new, called for,
aisson and one wagon on the opposite crest of the hill.
I then returned and rejoined my battalion, now under command of Lieutenant-Colonel Foy, Twenty-third Kentucky.
The regiment behaved most nobly, both officers and men. They all took example from our noble Colonel, who fell before the action was over.
They vied with each other in deeds of heroism.
I would respectfully recommend to your favorable consideration Captains Trapp, Hooker, Jones, and Patterson; Lieutenants Leonard, Thomas, Varian, Groves, Ward, Kuhlman, and Young; also Doctor Barr.
They are efficient officers, and deserve the highest encomiums for their noble conduct.
Lieutenant Wollenhaupt, who was killed while gallantly urging his men forward, was a good officer and beloved by all. His loss is severely felt in the regiment.
The loss in the regiment was heavy--one officer and eleven men killed, four officers and sixty-two men wounded, making the loss in the regiment since the twenty-third as follows: Officers —