Generals Johnston, Wise, and Floyd are sending here, daily, the Union traitors they discover to be in communication with the enemy.
We have a Yankee member of Congress, Ely, taken at Manassas; he rode out to witness the sport of killing rebels as terriers kill rats, but was caught in the trap himself.
He says his people were badly whipped; and he hopes they will give up the job of subjugation as a speculation that won't pay. Most of the prisoners speak thus while in confinement.
We have intelligence from the North that immense preparations are being made for our destruction; and some of our people begin to say, that inasmuch as we did not follow up the victory at Manassas, it was worse than a barren one, having only exasperated the enemy, and stimulated the Abolitionists to renewed efforts.
I suppose these critics would have us forbear to injure the invader, for fear of maddening him. They are making this war; we must make it terrible. With them war is a new t
emand $25.00 for, and so with various other articles of merchandise.
They are now investing money in real estate for the first time, which is evidence that they have no faith in the ultimate redemption of Confederate money.
Huzza for Gen. Stuart!
He has made another circumvention of the enemy, getting completely in Pope's rear, and destroying many millions worth of stores, etc.
Pope's coat was captured, and all his papers.
The braggart is near his end.
Bloody fighting is going on at Manassas.
All the news is good for us. It appears that Pope, in his consummate egotism, refused to believe that he had been outwitted, and pitched into our corps and divisions, believing them to be merely brigades and regiments.
He has been terribly cut up.
Banks, by the order of Pope, has burnt 400 Yankee cars loaded with quartermaster's and commissary stores.
But our soldiers have fared sumptuously on the enemy's provisions, and captu
But I believe the attacking party have recrossed the Chickahominy.
We shall know in a few hours.
Gen. Lee is still here.
Gen. Wise's brigade, with the militia, the department companies, and the convalescents from the hospitals, must number some 8000 men in this vicinity.
If the enemy be in formidable numbers, we shall soon be reinforced.
We have nothing from Charleston since Tuesday evening, when, it is said, the first assault was repulsed.
It is strange we get nothing later.
After all, it appears that only a few hundred of the enemy's cavalry came up the Peninsula as far as Bottom's Bridge, from whence they quickly fell back again.
And this alarm caused Gen. Elzey, or the government, to put in movement nearly 20,000 men!
But something else may be behind this demonstration; it may be the purpose of the enemy to strike in another direction, perhaps at Hanover Junction-where, fortunately, we have nearly a division awaiting them.
The Hon. Mr. Dargan's le