Many people have kindly assisted me in the preparation of this work, and they all have my gratitude. I would like especially to thank James Burgess and Edmund Rause of the Manassas National Battlefield Park and John Hennessy of the New York Division of Historic Preservation for reading and commenting on the manuscript. Their contributions have been most helpful. Special thanks for their interest and assistance go also to Dr. Wilfred Howsmon, Provost of the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College, and to Larry A. Ballard and Kim B. Holien of the U.S. Army Center of Military History. My appreciation goes also to Rae T. Panella, M. Dixon Robin, and Arthur S. Hardyman for making editing and production a pleasure. Linda M. Cajka designed the booklet, and Sharon Dougherty did her usual perfect typing job of the manuscript. Thank you one and all. The errors are mine; the credit is yours.

J. W. A. Whitehorne


Lieutenant Colonel Joseph W. A. Whitehome is a retired U.S. Army officer last assigned to the Inspector General's Office at the Pentagon as its historian. The first book of his multi-volume history of the IG Corps was published in August 1987. The author of numerous military history articles, he has lectured at the Smithsonian Institution, the University of Maryland, and Montana State University. He is currently teaching history at Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown, Virginia, and he is involved in a series of brief histories of the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War.