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"Manassas.""

--The Wilmington (N. C.) Journal expresses ‘"our sentiments"’ in the following:

We much prefer the name of Manassas to designate the great battle field of the 21st, to any of the other names so far employed.--Manassas is sonorous; it is Scriptural; it is connected in the Southern mind with so many associations of Beauregard's stand to check the Federal advance; it is the locality to which our troops fell back, and beyond which they would not fall back, weeks ago. The general idea of the battle arises at the mention of Manassas. It does not in connection with Bull's Run or Stone Bridge. What name may finally take its historical place in the battle roll, we cannot say; but our vote is for Manassas, although, really, the leading position so long held by General Beauregard is far enough from the true Manassas, which is a gap in the Blue Ridge — Manassas Gap,--where as the battle-ground was in the neighborhood of the junction of the road which crosses the Blue Ridge at that Gap, with the Orange and Alexandria Road. It is called the Manassas Junction.

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