Hillsborough Recorder (NC)
May 29, 1861
5,000 of Lincoln’s troops entered Alexandria between 3 and 4 o’clock this
morning and took possession, the 600 Virginia troops retiring without
resistance, agreeably to orders, in good order, and in full view of the enemy,
to Fairfax station, about 10 miles off.
Bonham of the S. C. brigade, has 1600 S. C. troops at Manassas Gap, and other
forces at Culpeper Court House. In all five or six thousand, and another
regiment was sent to him to-day.
[Transcribed by Sharon Strout]