In Northern Virginia a jittery P.G.T. Beauregard corresponds with his fellow Confederate General, Joseph Johnston.
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
MANASSAS JUNCTION, VA., June 24th, 1861.
My dear General, Your two letters of the 23d instant have just been delivered to me. I regret much the change you have been compelled to make in your arrangements, but I can well appreciate them, although I do not believe in the hostile advance of General Patterson, for I am informed, on what I consider good authority, that they have quite a stampede in Washington thinking we are going to unite our forces for its attack, or that you are going to cross the Potomac at or about Edwards's Ferry to attack it in rear, while I attack it in front hence, probably, the proposed movement of Patterson to keep you at bay. . . . Not being able to obtain a full supply of cartridges for my increased forces, I am going to establish a manufactory of them here. Whenever you can spare a few guns for Leesburg, pray send them. Yours very truly,
G. T. BEAUREGARD.
To Genl. J. E. JOHNSTON, Winchester, Va.