Mr. Russell on the battle of Manassas.
New York Aug. 20.
's letter to the London Times, about the battle of Bull Run
, on the 21st of July, says that ‘"the Federal
repulse was decided.
The repulse might not have had any very serious effect, but for the disgraceful conduct of the troops.
The retreat ended in a cowardly rout — a miserable, causeless panic.
Such scandalous conduct on the part of soldiers I considered impossible.
I have never, even among camp-follower, seen the like.
must put her best men in battle, or she will irrevocably fall before the energy and superior fighting power of her antagonist."’