The poor old lady at Manassas.
--One of the correspondents of the Delta
gives the following account of the poor old lady who was killed in her house amid the strife of the contending armies at Manassas
There, near the spot where the last desperate struggle was made, in the house of Mrs. Henry
, the central point in the field of the combat.
We participated in the natural curiosity of all who visited the spot.
It was the scene of one, of the most interesting incidents of the battle, which is doubtless familiar to all your readers.
Here had lived for a half century an old woman who had been long crippled by age, and was now bed-ridden; she was attended by a son and daughter, both quite old and infirm.
Remaining quietly in this house, in the midst of the conflict around them, the red wave of the battle at last swept around the house, where, under its cover, the guns were loaded and they run out to be fired at our troops, forced at a distance of two or three hundred yards in front.
Some kindly person notified the son of the danger of remaining in the house, and made a vain effort to induce .