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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 25: the battle of Bull's Run, (search)
of the Commander-in-chief, dated 8th of July, 1861. commanded respectively by Brigadier-Generals Daniel Tyler and Theodore Runyon, and Colonels David Hunter, Samuel P. Heintzelman, and Dixon S. Miles. The Confederate force against which this army was to move was distributed along Bull's Run, This is an inconsiderable stream, which rises in the range of hills known as Bull's Run Mountains. See map on page 586. It empties into the Occoquan River about twelve miles from the Potomac. from Union Mill, where the Orange and Alexandria Railway crosses that stream, to the Stone Bridge of the Warrenton Turnpike, the interval being about eight miles. The disposition of the Confederate forces was as follows:-- Ewell's brigade occupied a position near the Union Mill Ford, and was composed of the Fifth and Seventh Alabama, and Fifth Louisiana Volunteers, with four 12-pound howitzers of Walton's battery of the Washington Artillery of New Orleans, and three companies of Virginia cavalry. D
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Letters. (search)
tances. The order to advance will be given by the commander-in-chief. 2d. Brigadier-General Jones's brigade, supported by Colonel Early's brigade, will march via McLean's Ford to place itself in position of attack on the enemy, or about the Union Mill and Centreville road. It will be held in readiness, either to support the attack on Centreville, or to move in the direction of Fairfax Station, according to circumstances, with its right flank toward the left of Ewell's command, more or less to advance will be given by the commander-in-chief. 3d. Brigadier-General Longstreet's brigade, supported by Brigadier-General Jackson's brigade, will march via McLean's Ford, to place itself in position of attack upon the enemy on or about the Union Mill and Centreville road. It will be held in readiness, either to support the attack on Centreville, or to move in the direction of Fairfax Court-House, according to circumstances, with its right flank toward the left of Jones's command, more or
rigade. Captain Taliaferro, A. A. G. Taliaferro's Division, Army of the Valley: Captain: I have the honor to report that on Wednesday, August twenty-seventh, 1862, my command, the Second brigade of this division, consisting of the Twenty-first, Forty-second, and Forty-eighth Virginia, and First Virginia battalion, with two batteries, marched from Manassas Junction about dark. The Forty-eighth and Forty-second Virginia had been, during the day, on picket on the Blackburn's Ford and Union Mill road. Marching by the Sudley road, and passing the Chinn house, I reached the Warrenton road after midnight. I was then ordered by Brigadier-General Taliaferro, commanding division, to proceed with my command down the Warrenton road, toward Gainesville, and picket and hold it and a road cutting it at Groveton at right angles, and which led from the Junction also to Sudley Ford. I did so, holding Groveton as my reserve, throwing out pickets toward Manassas and down the turnpike, and pushi
attack on Centreville or to move in the direction of Fairfax Station, according to circumstances, with its right flank towards the left of Ewell's command, more or less distant, according to the nature of the country and attack. The order to advance will be given by the Commander-in-Chief. Third.--Brigadier-General Longstreet's brigade, supported by Brigadier-General Jackson's brigade, will march via McLean's Ford, to place itself in position of attack upon the enemy, on or about the Union Mill and Centreville road. It will be held in readiness either to support the attack on Centreville or to move in the direction of Fairfax Court House, according to circumstances, with its right flank towards the left of Jones' command, more or less distant, according to the nature of the country. The order to advance will be given by the Commander-in-Chief. Fourth.--Brigadier-General Bonham's brigade, supported by Colonel Barton's brigade, will march via Mitchell's Ford, to the attack o
The Daily Dispatch: July 18, 1861., [Electronic resource], The Palmetto Button a sufficient pass. (search)
You must show me some authority." I remarked to him again that I had no pass, and that the only evidence I could give him of who I was, and that I was not an enemy, was my Palmetto buttons. He heartily and readily replied, "Oh! that will do, that will do! If you have on Palmetto buttons you can certainly pass." I encouraged him in the prompt and vigilant performance of his duty, and bade him a kind adieu. We then crossed the Run in Fairfax county, and proceeded several miles down to Union Mill, where we found a strong picket stationed. One entire company of Virginians, from Col. Kemper's (Virginia) Regiment encamped near by. The pickets were stationed near one mile thickly on both sides of the stream — This picket was really without the limits of our brigade. As I approached each picket I stated the object of my mission, but that there's no pass, and that the only evidence I could give or show of who I was or where I was from was my Palmetto buttons, which to every picket was