deavoring to get up a furor of the sort; unscrupulous as they are, they do not pretend to say that it already exists.
Yet surely if there was reason to apprehend an attack on the Capital three months ago, there is greater reason for such apprehension now.
Capt. Ball killed.
Capt. M. D. Ball, of the Fairfax Cavalry, who was confined at the Washington Navy-Yard sometime since, and released upon taking the oath of allegiance, was killed by a party of Fire Zouaves when they marched on Ball Run.
The Zouaves say they fell in with him below the Court-House as they were scouting, and in attempting to disarm him he stabbed one of their party, whereupon they immediately killed him.
[This is from a Northern paper.
We have heard nothing of it before]
Civilians on the battle-field.
The New York Herald thus speaks of the picnic party who went down from Washington to see the fun:
It appears that a number of lawyers and other civilians from New York and Philadelphia, who
battle of Manassas.--The cry is, "On to Washington." But why?
Let us look calmly at matters and survey the whole field.
Undoubtedly, if the golden opportunity could have been seized upon the afternoon of the rout, and fresh troops had been at hand to the number of twenty thousand, we should have entered Washington pell mell with the terror-stricken fugitives, despite of the fresh troops which they had in their fortifications.
But our troops were extended in line of battle for miles upon Ball Run, guarding the various fords to prevent the enemy from crossing during the battle, and it was too late to order them to the pursuit when the victory was won. Gen. Holmes' force could not go, for they had made a forced march from Aquia Creek.
The golden opportunity for taking the "sink of iniquity" was thus lost.
We do not know whether it is the intention now even to attack that city.
It is strongly fortified upon this side of the Potomac, where immense entrenchments have been thrown up, a
On Thursday the chaplain of the 72d Pennsylvania regiment married George Green, a one armed exrebel soldier, 22 years of age, to Mrs. Mary E. Sullivan, a blooming bride of 45 summers, with a grown-up daughter and three small children.--Both are residents of Falmouth.
There was great rejoicing, and a big bonfire kept up till a late hour."
From Paisfax Court House.--March 14. --Moselay's raid still exercises the Yankees.
Two notorious bush whackers were captured at a house between Ball and Cub Runs.
The "unprincipled fellow" who were engaged in the "disgraceful affair" of giving information to the actors in the late said are being arrested J. H. Barnes, of Germantown a smuggler, etc., and J. H. and W. M. Mills near Sudley's Millis, and a young lady, whose father was arrested last week, have all been arrested.
Papers were found which proved that another raid was planned for to night (14 b). W. B. Hutchinson, of Gun Run, a member of the 4th Virginia (Black Horse) cavalry; o
He was a first cousin of Gen. Lee, commanding the Confederate army on the Rappahannock.
Soon after the war began he was frank enough to inform General Scott that all his sympathies were with the South, as his friends and interests were there, and that he could not fight against them.
As he was privy to all of Gen. Scott's plans for the campaign it was not thought proper to turn him loose, hence he was sent to Governor's Island, where he remained three months. After the first Ball Run battle he was allowed to go South, where he joined the Confederate army, and his subsequent history I have not been able to learn much about.
He was a while on Gen. Bragg's staff as Chief of Artillery, but at the time of his death was his Inspect or General.
When he joined the Confederate army be altered his name, and now signs it thus: "Lawrence W. Orton, Col. Cav.
P. A. C. S. A." (Provisional Army Confederate States of America.) Sometimes he writes his name "Orton," and sometimes "Aut