—all graduates of West Point
Among those holding inferior positions, but subsequently distinguished, were Munford
, William Smith
, A. P. Hill
, and others.
, on the 21st, followed the retreating Federals 12 miles beyond Manassas
, when his command was so depleted by sending back detachments with prisoners, that he gave up the pursuit and returned to encamp near Sudley church.
He advanced to Fairfax Court House on the morning of the 23d, and a little later established his pickets along the Potomac
, and in front of Washington
, in sight of the dome of the capitol
The infantry of the army was moved to new camps beyond Bull run
, with advanced detachments in support of the cavalry.
took command at Washington
on the 27th, and at once proceeded to make that city an intrenched camp, to which large numbers of troops were hurried from all the Union States