The above is from our extra, of Saturday afternoon. Another account says:
The Flying Artillery and Cavalry, from Washington
, came by the Chain Bridge
— the other troops were landed from steamers.--Their landing was well done.
A spectator declares that the work was done in silence and with remarkable speed.
He thinks the whole number were landed in five minutes.
Our sentinels and pickets at the Long Bridge
fired on the steamers as they passed All the rifiemen down the side of the river did the same.
We do not know whether they succeeded in killing any of the individuals on board.
The Yankee pickets were immediately posted all around the city, to the distance of three miles.
The telegraph office was the first place seized.
, the principal operator and manager, had just time enough to gather up his instruments and run around one corner as the villains rushed in at the door.
The last heard from the office, the Lincoln
agents were busily examine Abe dispatches.
They did not make a lar as only two days dispatches were in the office, all the others, dating for weeks and months back, had been previously sent away to Richmond
The telegraph office, we are happy to say, was rendered completely useless for work — Nothing was left but the key, which could not be wrenched from the table.
, the junior operator
, got the implements all safe in a buggy, and passed the pickets at 2 o'clock. They are safe at Manassas Junction
The Manassas Gap
operators immediately detached the wires to Alexandria
, rendering it impossible for the enemy to learn anything from the interior.
We copy, elsewhere, the Northern
accounts of the affair, from papers received last evening by special express.