and severely wounding others; the conductor and engineer of the fugitive train being themselves badly injured.
A surprise at the Junction
, whereby 4 of our guns were taken at the first dash of the Rebel
cavalry, and an immense amount of property lost, which a well-officered regiment might have saved, could never have occurred in any service but ours.
, with the 11th and 12th Ohio, of Gen. Cox
's division, recently from West Virginia
, was stationed at Union Mills
, across Bull Run
, whither a few of our routed handful at Manassas
escaped, giving the alarm.
He at once ordered an advance upon the Junction
, which brought on, at daylight,1
a conflict; wherein our men were worsted and driven back across Bull Run Bridge, which Scammon
attempted to hold; but by noon he was fairly beaten off, retreating up the railroad toward Alexandria
; while part of the Rebel
cavalry, justly elated with their triumph, pushed across and raided, burnt, and destroyed at will, at Fairfax
, and on to Burke's Station.
Meantime, Brig.-Gen. George W. Taylor
, with the 1st, 2d, 3d, and 4th New Jersey infantry, of Franklin
's division, had been sent forward by rail from Alexandria
, and, debarking near Centerville
, pushed eagerly forward to regain the lost fight; but by this time Jackson
, who was quite aware that moments were precious, had brought up from Bristow
his own and A. P. Hill
's divisions, comprising 10 brigades and 12 batteries: by which Taylor
was quickly routed, himself losing a leg in the encounter; the Rebels
remaining completely masters of the situation.
, considerably astonished, began by this time to have a realizing sense of his condition.
He had this morning2
, with Sigel
, to move rapidly on Gainesville
, so as to reach it that night; while Reno
, followed by Kearny
's division of Heintzelman
's corps, was directed to move on parallel roads to Greenwich
, and thence communicate at once with McDowell
, supporting him if required.
himself, with Hooker
's division of Heintzelman
's corps, moved directly up the railroad toward Manassas
, ordering Porter
to remain at Warrenton Junction until Banks
should arrive from Fayetteville
, when he should march forthwith on Gainesville
, where a battle was anticipated.
The trains were instructed to keep in the rear of Hooker
, protected by the corps behind him from attack.
Approaching Bristow Station that afternoon, Hooker
encountered the division of Ewell
, which had been left there by Jackson
on his advance to Manassas
; when a sharp fight occurred, in which Ewell
was overpowered and driven, with a loss of some 300 on each side; Ewell
losing a part of his baggage, but burning the bridge and thoroughly destroying the railroad.
He of course fell back on Jackson
; while Hooker
, from want of ammunition, was unable vigorously to pursue him.
, justly afraid of being assailed by Pope
's entire army, was forced to evacuate Manassas
, moving westward, in order to unite more readily with Longstreet
, then known to be approaching; and compelled to burn some thousands of barrels of