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en in command of the forces before Washington. When assured that Patterson would hold Johnston in the Shenandoah, he undertook to advance wistrong, lay at Martinsburg, Virginia, under the command of Major-General Patterson, who, like General Scott, was a veteran of the War of 1812 won the homage of the South by reducing Fort Sumter. Opposed to Patterson in the Shenandoah valley was Joseph E. Johnston with a force of nand General Scott were to send McDowell against Beauregard, while Patterson was to detain Johnston in the Valley and prevent him from joiningnston's army. As we have seen, General Scott had arranged that Patterson detain Johnston in the Valley. He had even advised McDowell that if Johnston joins Beauregard he shall have Patterson on his heels. But the aged Patterson was unequal to the task before him. Believing fale conflict ended. General Joseph E. Johnston was not held by Patterson in the Valley and with a portion of his army had reached Manassas