iles, 2d Infantry, commanding.
First Brigade.--Col. Blenker, New York Volunteers, commanding. 8th & 29th Regiments New York Volunteers; Garibaldi Guard; 24th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers.
Second Brigade.--Colonel Davies, New York Volunteers, commanding. 16th, 18th, 31st, & 32d Regiments New York Volunteers; Company G, 2d Artillery, (Light Battery.)
By command of Brig.-Gen. McDowell. James B. Fry, Assistant Adjutant-General.
Boston Transcript narrative.
Washington, July 18, 1861.
It was a glorious sight, and a rarely interesting privilege, to witness the moving of the advance of General McDowell's vast column of troops towards the land oa Dixie, on Wednesday morning; and I send you the following details, devoid of all attempts at sensation news, directly from the seat of war.
The evening of Tuesday, July 16th, 1861, will long be remembered by all who were in this region on that day, as one of the finest in the whole season — warm, but clear and delightfull