The late battle at Manassas.
the enemy's account.
July 19,(via Mobile
, July 20.)
--Full particulars of the fight at Bull Creek
, received at Washington
, state that three companies of Federal troops, while crossing a ravine, received a raking fire from the Confederates
, killing a number of them; but they stood their ground, covering the retreat of a brass cannon and Sherman
's battery, the horses of which were disabled.
Four regiments, supported by cavalry joined in the battle.
The Southerners used their guns well.
The Federalists again advancing encountered a raking fire from the Southerners.
The Federal guns, after being put in position, poured grape and canister shot into the Southerners until their ammunition was exhausted.
Several of the Federal
guns were disabled.--The total loss of the Federalists is estimated at forty
ordered the Federalists to fall back.
's division were ordered to attempt to outflank the Bull Creek
A dispatch received at the War Department to-day says that fighting is still going on at Bull's Creek
July 19, (via Mobile
, July 20.)
The New York Commercial
says that information has been received at the War Department that the Bull Creek
battery had been taken.
No particulars have been received.
The New York Times
says the loss on the side of the Federalists is one hundred
(100) killed and wounded.
It says this will hasten the attack on Manassas
, which will doubtless occur to-morrow.
（Saturday) The Confederates, the Times
says, lost but few.
states that the Secretary of War
says that more than fifty
of the Confederates
were killed, including five Captains
and six Lieutenants
From another source it is reported that Bull Creek
has been carried by the Zouaves and the Massachusetts Fifth.
, of Illinois
(member of Congress,) and Col. Richardson
, who left Bull Creek
at 8 o'clock this morning, report no general fight since Thursday, when the Federalists fell back; but early in the morning occasional firing from skirmishers was heard.
told Col. Richardson
he should hereafter first examine the location of the enemy's batteries before engaging the enemy.
New York, July 20.--The ‘"World"’ newspaper says there is no truth in the reported fighting at Bull's Point
says that the army will make no new movement to day, nor is it likely that it will before Saturday.
The Evening Post says that the official report says twelve
were killed and forty
wounded, but it is supposed that more were killed in the woods near the creek.
Washington, July 20.
--An official dispatch dated at Bull's Creek
, at seven o'clock P. M., on Friday, says ‘"there has been no fighting since yesterday."’ At the time of closing the dispatch the armies were in sight of each other.
, Friday afternoon, 4 o'clock.--There has been no fighting to-day.
The Confederates are still in possession of their three principal batteries.
With the assistance of glasses, large bodies of the Confederates
are seen moving on the right and left.
There are no indications of a retreat, and there will probably be no forward movement before Sunday.