and baggage, and many stand of arms. This morning the command pushed rapidly to Manassas Junction, which Jackson had evacuated after three hours in advance. He retreated by Centreville and took the turnpike towards Warrenton. He was met six miles west of Centreville by McDowell and Sigel, late this afternoon. A severe fight took place, which has terminated by darkness. The enemy was driven back at all points, and thus the affair rests. Heintzelman's corp will move on him at daylight from Centreville, and I do not see how the enemy is to escape without heavy loss. We have captured one thousand prisoners, many arms, and one piece of artillery.
John Pope, Major-General.