al officers to their command.
First Corps, McDowell — Divisions: Franklin, McCall, and King; Secothe Department of the Rappahannock, under General McDowell, the latter including Washington.
I thus advance down the Shenandoah, the movement of McDowell was suspended.
Next day the President again nd in position to reenforce Jackson or oppose McDowell, whose advance was then eight miles south of e of the assurance that I should be joined by McDowell's corps.
As it was now clear that I could not bank.
As the expectation of the advance of McDowell was still held out, and that only by the landpaid to the simplest principle of war to push McDowell rapidly on Jackson's heels, when he made his at it was intended to send the residue of General McDowell's force to join me as speedily as possibl the Secretary telegraphed that the forces of McDowell, Banks, and Fremont would be consolidated as ope of success; and, as I was still told that McDowell would arrive by the overland route, I could n