MANASSAS JUNCTION, VA., June 1, 1861.
Captain Marr was killed; Colonel Ewell wounded in the shoulder, and one private badly in the right breast. The delay in this work makes me hesitate as to sending forward the main body of our troops at once to Ewell’s line. I shall strengthen him to-night. I inclose you, for what it is worth, the following dispatch:
Within five days the troops of Fairfax, Centerville, and Manassas are to be attacked. The principal attack at Manassas. This by authority of one who does not wish his name as giving information. Mr.— reports no troops this side of Falls Church. He met the retiring cavalry, much cut up. Fifteen led horses. One dead man and another badly wounded were in a wagon. Many wounded men and horses.
R. S. EWELL.
I have one prisoner on this side of the river the Second Cavalry (Companies –, B, E, I, and G) and several batteries of artillery. Arm our cavalry with shot-guns or muskets, if nothing else can be had.
M. L. BONHAM.
The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Series I, Vol. II. With additions and corrections. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1902.