d batteries on the heights in their rear, which were being strengthened by additional intrenchments; that, during our advance from the Accotink to the Occoquan, our right flank becomes exposed to an attack from Fairfax Station, Sangster's, and Union Mills; that it would not do to divide our army by leaving a portion in front of Centerville while the rest crosses the Occoquan; that the roads in this quarter were liable, for some time yet, to be obstructed by rains and snow, so that it seems cert0 cannon.
He states in his official Report that the chief of his secret service corps, Mr. E. J. Allen, reported, on the 8th of March, that the forces of the Rebel Army of the Potomac at that date were as follows:
At Manassas, Centerville, Bull Run, Upper Occoquan, and vicinity80,000men.
At Brooks's Station, Dumfries, Lower Occoquan, and vicinity18,000men.
At Leesburg and vicinity4,500men.
In the Shenandoah Valley13,000men.
Total number115,500men. On the other hand, those who were
t why not seek directly a collision, which Fighting Joe would so readily have accorded?
Why shun the convenient and inspiring neighborhood of Cedar Mountain and Bull Run for one more remote, and which invoked ominous recollections of South Mountain and the Antietam?
Grant was beginning to be triumphant in Mississippi, and would send his sick and wounded to Washington, lingered on the Rappahannock, as if doubtful of Lee's real purpose, and expecting to find him advancing by Warrenton to Bull Run; when a blow was struck that dissipated all reasonable doubt.
Gen. R. H. Milroy was in command in the Valley, holding Winchester, under Gen. Schenck as departwhich, the Rebels assert, continued up to Fairfax Court House — and would have attempted to retrace his steps directly; but a heavy rain
Oct. 16. had rendered Bull Run unfordable, and obliged him to send for pontoons; meantime, the enemy, after skirmishing along his front and making feints of attack, retreated as rapidly as the
General — I received your letter of this date, containing the terms of the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia as proposed by you. As they are substantially the same as those expressed in your letter of the 8th instant, they are accepted.
I will proceed to designate the proper officers to carry the stipulations into effect. R. E. Lee, General. Lt-General U. S. Grant.
The parting of Lee with his devoted followers was a sad one.
Of the proud army which, dating its victories from Bull Run, had driven McClellan from before Richmond, and withstood his best effort at Antietam, and shattered Burnside's host at Fredericksburg, and worsted Looker at Chancellorsville, and fought Meade so stoutly, though unsuccessfully, before Gettysburg, and baffled Grant's bounteous resources and desperate efforts in the Wilderness, at Spottsylvania, on the North Anna, at Cold Harbor, and before Petersburg and Richmond, a mere wreck remained.
It is said that 27,000 were included in Lee's capitula
Baton Rouge, La., 103.
Bentonville, N. C., 707.
Bristow Station, Va., 181.
Bull Run (2d), Va., 183-7.
Cedar Creek, Va., 612.
Cedar Mountain, Va., 177.
Champi of the enemy, 175; killed at Fredericksburg, 347.
Baylor, Col., wounded at Bull Run, 189.
Beatty, Lt.-Col. Sam., succeeds Van Cleve on his fall at Stone River,as Gap, 393; skirmish, 394.
Bullen, Major, relieves Donaldsonville, 338.
Bull Run second, battle of, 185-6; map of the field, 1847; Jackson's report of, 188-9. obile, 721; Dick Taylor surrenders to, 754.
Cantwell, Col., Ohio, killed at Bull Run, 189.
Carlin, Col., at Perryville, Ky., 220.
Carney's bridge, La., encou, Brig.-Gen., wounded at Gettysburg, 389.
Scammon, Col, Ohio, defeated near Bull Run, 181.
Scammon, Gen., captured in West Virginia, 599.
Schenck, Maj.-Gen. 54.
Taylor, Gen. Geo.
W., at Gaines's Mill, 156; is defeated by Jackson at Bull Run, 181.
Taylor, Col., Pa. Bucktails, killed at Gettysburg, 388.