-New York world narrative.
Washington, Monday, July 22.
At two o'clock this morning I arrived in Washington, having witnessed the great conflict near Manassas Junction from beginning to end, and the gigantic rout and panic which broke up the Federal army at its close.
I stayed near the action an hour or two later than my aovement in that direction.
A route was discovered by which it appeared that such a measure might be successfully executed.
In a letter on the defences of Manassas Junction, I pointed out the different roads leading thitherward from Centreville.
One--the most direct — is that passing through Thursday's battle-field; another, fumparatively open country, but with several hills and groves cutting off any extended view.
In the western distance on the left we could see the outskirts of Manassas Junction.
The woods at whose edge our line of battle formed, extended half around the open fields in a kind of semicircle, and it was into the arms of this crescent