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hington, D. C. Colonel:--I have the honor to submit the following report of the battle of the 21st of July, near Manassas, Virginia. It has been delayed till this time from the inability of the subordinate commanders to get earlier a true accounte of a few houses, mostly on the west side of a ridge running nearly north and south. The road from Centreville to Manassas junction was along this ridge, and crosses Bull Run about three miles from the former place. The Warrenton turnpike, which t of view, and only visible from its gently sloping towards us — the elevated plateau, comparatively open, in which Manassas Junction is situated. Although, owing to the thickness of the wood, little could be seen along the edge of the run, it was ce behind us. I represented to Gen. Tyler that this point was the enemy's strong position, on the direct road to Manassas Junction; that it was no part of the plan to assail it. I did not, however, object to a demonstration, believing that it wou
nd detention on the railroad, arrived at Manassas Junction about 12 M., when it received orders to boden, of the Staunton artillery. Manassas Junction, Va., July 22, 1861. Brigadier-General W. Hy Brig.-Gen. Wm. F. Barry, U. S. A. Manassas Junction, July 22d. By Divine favor we are agaandoah, posted at Winchester, arrived at Manassas Junction with four thousand of his division, to re battle, it was generally understood at Manassas Junction the enemy were gathering in great force,those engaged necessarily in business at Manassas Junction, to leave the camp and retire beyond a der, and your correspondent, started from Manassas Junction. The distant cannon, at short intervalsorth-west angle of the fortifications of Manassas Junction. The day was bright and beautiful — on at 6 o'clock in the morning, and reached Manassas Junction at 4, where, mounting a horse, accompaning despatch was read to that body: Manassas Junction, Sunday night. Night has closed upon
ndria, and may endanger Washington itself. The design of Beauregard may have been to effect this very object while he engaged the bulk of the Federalists at Manassas Junction, which you must not confound with Manassas Gap. The reports of guns were heard this morning in the direction of the Junction, and it is probable that McDoweand two field-batteries. There are beside these forces many regiments organized and actually in the field. The army under the command of Gen. Beauregard at Manassas Junction is estimated at 60,000, but that must include the reserves, and! a portion of the force in the intrenchments along the road to Richmond, in the immediate ner of artillery and of skill in working it in field or in position, let me insert a description of the place and of the man from a Southern paper:-- Manassas Junction, Virginia, June 7, 1861. This place still continues the Headquarters of the army of the Potomac. There are many indications of an intended forward movement,
-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
er: Explanation of sketch. A. The columns of the enemy making the feint attack on the centre of the Confederate lines. B. B. The columns of the enemy, 35,000 strong, making the real attack on the left of the Confederate lines. 1. Manassas Junction, with Confederate troops holding the fortified camp. 2. The 15,000 Confederate troops who fought the battle and defeated the 35,000 Federals who attacked them. 3. The centre of the Confederate lines; a battery in position. 4. 4, 4,elf to fall soon after. But the Georgians suffered not their heroes to fall unavenged, for they piled the ground before them with the slain of the enemy. Bulletin of Johnston and Beauregard. Headquarters of the army of the Potomac, Manassas Junction, July 28, 1861. Soldiers of the Confederate States:-- One week ago a countless host of men, organized into an army, with all the appointments which modern art and practiced skill could devise, invaded the soil of Virginia. Their peopl
t of Rhode Island.--Providence Journal. What if the day be lost? All is not lost. It cannot be lost while we have confidence in the justice of our cause, and faith in Heaven. We seek not for the mere prestige of victory; we are warring not to decide the skill of rival generals, and the comparative prowess of Northern and Southern soldiery; we are seeking (with sword, it is true) to win back the blessings of peace in a Constitutional Union.--New Bedford Mercury. The disaster at Manassas Junction, while it will inspire the most profound regret and disappointment, will not cause the abatement of one jot of heart or hope as to the final result. If it shall put a stop to the idle gasconade and depreciation of the rebel power, in which we have all been too prone to indulge, we shall have bought the lesson dearly it is true, but it is worth learning at almost any price.--Salem Gazette. It is idle to seek to disguise that we have met with a great disaster, but one for which, unde
me its march at five o'clock to-morrow morning. Its destination is Germantown, a village one mile west of Fairfax Court House. Gen. Tyler's orders are to take such a position as to cut off all communication between Fairfax Court House and Manassas Junction. I am now permitted to state, what has been known to me for several days, namely, that General Tyler's First, and Colonel Hunter's Second, Colonel Heintzelman's Third, and Colonel Miles' Fifth division, representing a force of over fortyision; Colonels Heintzelman and Miles's divisions are a short distance south of the Court House. All four divisions will move on towards the Junction tomorrow. The skulking of the enemy greatly disappointed our men. If he stands at all, Manassas Junction will, doubtlessly, be the scene of a decisive battle. --N. Y. Herald, July 18. New York times narrative. Fairfax Court Chouse, Va., Wednesday night, July 17, 1861. The General decided not to move forward any further to-night,
and in hot pursuit of a flying foe. The column will move on as soon as the others come up, and probably encamp at Centreville to-night, within eight miles of Manassas Junction, at which point the rebels can be accommodated with a fight tomorrow, if they feel inclined. I came on with the centre column, under Col. Hunter--Gen. McD. To the south of us were Col. Miles with 5,700, and Col. Heintzelman with 10,000 men. We had thus a force of about 35,000 advancing from this point towards Manassas Junction. It is understood also that Gen. Patterson was to commence his advance towards Winchester yesterday, and to push Gen. Johnston, so as to prevent him from au are told here that the rebels intend to make a stand at Centreville, seven miles further on. This I do not believe. They have unquestionably fallen back to Manassas Junction, and whether they make fight there or not, I consider a little doubtful, though the chances are that they will. Gen. McDowell intends, I believe, to stop
n the official muster-roll of the Confederate army in Virginia a few weeks ago was 180,000, but it must be remembered that this formidable array embraces all those who have arrived from other Southern States, all the raw militia impressed into the service in Virginia, and thousands of men who are heartily disgusted with, or deadly hostile to, secession, and who will embrace the first opportunity that offers to escape from the secession ranks. It was supposed that at Manassas Gap and Manassas Junction about sixty thousand troops were stationed, at and near Norfolk about twenty thousand, in the vicinity of Richmond about seven thousand; that General Johnson had from fifteen to twenty thousand, exclusive of his recent reenforcement of five thousand; that in the neighborhood of Fairfax Court House there were at the time of his departure not more than from fifteen to twenty-five hundred. The remaining troops are scattered at different points throughout the State, embracing in part thos
an engagement was evidently in progress before the enemy's intrenchments at Bull Run, half way from that village to Manassas Junction. I learned that the enemy had evacuated his slight Centreville works as early as 1 A. M. this morning. They wer charge. It was then clear that in a short time he would probably be forced to fall back through the woods towards Manassas Junction. I may mention that, after every volley fired by the enemy while I was at Bull Run, his men uttered a shout that Just before his second battery opened fire, clouds of dust in his rear betokened that he was being reinforced from Manassas Junction. New York times narrative. Centreville, Va., Thursday evening, July 18, 1861. This has been an eventfulthe most of them as far back as Centreville, four miles from Bull Run, which is itself about the same distance from Manassas Junction. The attack will unquestionably be renewed in the morning, not only upon this masked battery, but upon the entire
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