s force taking the road by Sudley Springs, and the other pursuing the Warrenton turnpike toward Gainesville, destroying the bridges on that road over Bull Run and Cub Run — McDowell with his whole force, consisting of his own corps, (except Ricketts's division,) Sigel's corps, and the division of Reynolds, marching in the directionGeneral F. Sigel, Commanding First Corps, Army of Virginia.
Report of General Kearny.
headquarters First division, Third corps, army of the Potomac, Centreville, Va., Aug. 31, 1862. Col. George D. Ruggles, Chief of Staff to Major-General John Pope:
Colonel: I report the part taken by my division in the battle of the twthem under the permission granted by General Lee.
The answer of Gen. Lee to this application of Dr. Coolidge has not been communicated.--Richmond Dispatch.
Centreville, Va., Sept. 3, 1862. General Robert E. Lee, Commanding Confederate Army:
General: Medical Director Guilet of the confederate army, and Medical Director McFarli
aching there after midnight. Up again by day-dawn, and still on, along the Manassas Gap road, meeting crowds — all welcoming, cheering, staring with blank amazement.
So all day Tuesday, through White Plains, Haymarket, Thoroughfare Gap, in Bull Run Mountains, Gainesville, to Bristow station, on the Orange and Alexandria Railroad--making the difference from Amosville to Bristow (between forty-five and fifty miles) within the forty-eight hours. We burned up at Bristow two or three railway-trains, a ridge running from Sudley Church Ford to the Warrenton turnpike.
We drove them off, and on Friday morning we held the ridge, in front of which runs an incomplete railroad — cut and embankment.
Now, we had made a circuit from the Gap in Bull Run Mountains around to the Junction and Centreville, breaking up the railroad and destroying their stores, and returned to within six miles of the Gap, through which Longstreet must come.
The enemy disputed his passage and delayed him till late in the