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A Federal Congressman on the fight at Bull Run.
In a letter published in the Baltimore Sun of Saturday, from the Hon. Wm. A. Richardson, member of Congress from Illinois, who professes to be an eye-witness of the scene of the engagement at Bull Run, he states that the action was commenced by Gen. Tyler, of Connecticut, at half-past 1 o'clock on Thursday--that the Michigan, Maine and Wisconsin regiments stood their ground bravely, while the New York Twelfth and Massachusetts regiments run with all their might, throwing away their arms, knapsacks, and in fact everything that impeded their progress.
The men say that their officers lack courage and were the first to "take the back track." It seems that the only regiments who could be relied on in their greatest emergency were composed of foreigners — the New York 69th (Irish,) and the 79 the (Scotch.) The writer gives it as his opinion that Manassas cannot be taken with 50,000 men in two months, and that the North has been greatly d