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The battles of 1861official reports.the battle of Manassas. July 21, of Gen. Beauregard. Hdq'rs 1st Corps army of the Potomac, Manassas, August 26, 1861. General: The War Department having been informed by me, by telegraph on the 17th of July, of the movement of Gen. McDowell--Gen. Johnston was immediately ordered to form a junction of his Army Corps with mine, should the movement, in his judgment, be deemed advisable. Gen. Holmes was also directed to push forward with two regiments, a battery, and one company of cavalry. In view of these propositions, approaching reinforcements modifying my plan of operations, so far as to determine on attacking the enemy at Centreville as soon as I should hear of the near approach of the two reinforcing columns, I sent one of my Aids, Col. Chisholm, of South Carolina, to meet and communicate my plans to Gen. Johnston, and my wish that one portion of his force should march by the way of Aldie, and take the enemy on his