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rt, depot of supplies, force of workmen, and necessary reserves, posted himself at Manassas; the right of his army, Ewing's brigade, at Union Mills; at McLean's Ford, Jones's brigade; at Blackburn's Ford, Longstreet's; just above Mitchell's Ford, Bonham's; at Lewis' Ford, Coke's; at Stone Bridge, the crossing of the Warrenton Pike, Evans's demibrigade of a regiment and a half, which formed the left of the Confederate army proper; Early's brigade of four regiments was drawn up in rear of Longstrerate leader, a decided genius for war. Of Johnston's army, Bee's brigade on arrival was placed near Coke's, and Jackson's (the sobriquet of Stonewall to the commander began here) was stationed midway between Ball's and Mitchell's fords to help Bonham. Holmes's brigade, coming up from Aquia Creek, was sent to reenforce the right. While other points thus received aid, the Confederate left near the Stone Bridge remained slender and weak. Beauregard had a plan for the offensive which Johnsto