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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)
Orders for the advance were given on the 15th, July, 1861. and at half-past 2 o'clock in the afternoon of the next day, Tyler's column, forming the right wing, went forward to Vienna, and encamped for the night. At sunrise the next morning, July 17. the whole army moved in four columns. The men were in light marching order, with cooked provisions for three days in their knapsacks. The village of Fairfax Court House was their destination, where, it was expected, the Confederates would offacked, and drove Johnston's pickets within their intrenchments. On the following day he moved his army to Charlestown, where he could more, easily re-enforce McDowell, if called to do so; and at the same time he received a dispatch from Scott, July 17. saying--McDowell's first day's work has driven the enemy beyond Fairfax Court House. Tomorrow, probably, the Junction will be carried. Johnston was still at Winchester, with full thirty thousand troops, and Patterson, supposing that the wor