dy to support us, or cover the retreat.
The brigade retired in good order on Arlington, covering the retreat.
After the order was given to retreat, and each brigad1st Division. To Brig.-Gen. I. Mcdowell, Commander Department N. E. Virginia, Arlington.
Official report of Colonel Pratt.
Headquarters Thirty-First regimenw one offer a traveller his gold watch and his purse if he would drive him to Arlington.
The offer was refused, and the anxious and excited civilian remained.
Fihe retreating column proceeded to that town.
We took the road which leads to Arlington, and continued our march.
The morning came, but it was very gloomy — the shite tents where the New Jersey brigade was encamped.
And above the hills of Arlington, in the gray hour of that gloomy dawn, and amid a shower of quickly-falling rn that it will reach you early, let me say that if we halt near Alexandria or Arlington, and my horse can stand the pressure, I will not be long in grasping your han