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wounded. Passengers by the train reported the death of Gen. Ewell, but this was afterwards contradicted. Up to a late hour last night the War Department had received no additional information. One account states that the loss in Gen. Jackson's corps is estimated at from 600 to 800 killed and wounded. The 6th Virginia regiment is reported to have lost one-half the men they had engaged. On Thursday afternoon the positions of Generals Jackson and Ewell were near Sudley Church, t. The 6th Virginia regiment is reported to have lost one-half the men they had engaged. On Thursday afternoon the positions of Generals Jackson and Ewell were near Sudley Church, their right resting on Groveton, and their left to the old battle-field of Manassas. About 5 o'clock, the enemy, under McClellan, advanced by the Warrenton road, when our artillery opened upon them.--An engagement of two hours ensued, when the enemy were driven from the field, and beyond the Warrenton Turnpike.
When a murder takes place under such circumstances, in ordinary life, the principal is first hung and then the party giving the weapon is indicted as an accessory. The old United States at one time made heavy complaints against the British Government because British subjects were in the habit of selling firearms to the Indians upon the borders. It was for that offence, as well as we recollect, and for the further crime of instigating them to make war upon the while inhabitants, that General Jackson hung Arbuthnot and Administer. We can see but little difference between the two cases, except that we are already engaged in war. This so-called neutrality of Great Britain is quite as oppressive to us as would be a formal war. It has the effect of depriving us entirely of those munitions of war which she furnishes in profusion to our enemy, who are already enormously superior to us in that particular. If the British Government were disposed to observe a real neutrality, it would
Old Abe. Only one regret we felt at leaving , which was the unseasonable hour chosen, it being 8 P. M. We had all looked forward to the pleasure of showing off near 200 fine looking fellows, with their pet, Miss Belle Boyd, the rebel spy. I can assure you we had all of us rather spent one more night in prison, and had daylight for our start, than to be slid off in that quiet way. But I suppose they were afraid to have so many fine- looking gray jackets appear on the streets at such a time. Jackson so near, all would know us as reinforcements for that glorious, good soldier, who is an honor to his country and a terror to his foes. Here we are, at last, on the noble James, and we are "almost home." While I write this two of their black, ugly looking, but no longer dreaded, gunboats, go puffing down stream, most likely on their way to Richmond (?), their black iron sides presenting somewhat the appearance of a badly-punched pepper-box top. I wonder if Stuart's swimming artillery di