ne favor we are again victorious.
To God be the glory.
The armies of the North and South yesterday faced each other — the former not less than 50,000 men,
This is an error — the Federal force amounted to only 33,000, including reserves.
Gen. McDowell's Report states 18,000 only were engaged.
W. F. B. the latter not exceeding 30,000--and wrestled together for six long hours, with that desperate courage which Americans only can show.
I proceed to give you, as near as I can, a full and dek ingloriously a force exceeding 35,000, supported by nearly 100 pieces of cannon.
I believe the official report will sustain me in the assertion that Gen. Beauregard did not bring more than 15,000 men into the action.
The total force under Gen. McDowell was over 50,000, but 35,000 will probably cover the entire force in action at the Stone Bridge.
Of the pursuit, already the particulars are known.
Suffice it to say, we followed them on the Leesburg road and on the Centreville road as far