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reparations for the defense of the capital of one of the greatest nations on the face of the globe! On April 19, 1861, troops began to arrive from the North, and the extreme apprehension was for a time quieted, until the battle of Bull Run, on July 21st, threw the country, and especially the population of Washington, into a state of the most intense excitement. Except for certain river defenses, twelve miles below the city, Washington was entirely undefended at the outbreak of the war. Fromortifications were mainly responsible for the Confederates not pressing their victory to the logical conclusion of occupying the capital. The stream of fugitives crowding across Long Bridge and Aqueduct Bridge after the disaster of Bull Run, July 21st, announced to the people of Washington, to the people of the North, and to the people of the world the initiation of a mighty struggle. The echo rang southward, where the cry immediately was taken up, On to Washington. in the North the echo w