ed, and deserving a nation's gratitude and praise.
By order of General Lee, R. H. Chilton, Assistant Adjutant-General.
The following is the address of President Davis to the Army after the battles before Richmond:
I congratulate you on the series of brilliant victories which, under divine Providence, you have lately woond the outer boundaries of the Confederacy, to wring from an unscrupulous enemy the recognition of your birthright — community and independence!
(Signed) Jefferson Davis. Although he attempted to conceal his disasters, the truth became known at last, and the long pent up expectation of the Northern press burst forth in a torrascertain this.
We have made great captures, but I am not yet able to form an idea of their extent.
John Pope, Major-General.
General Lee's despatch to President Davis regarding the Battle of Manassas throws light upon Pope's falsehoods:
Headquarters, Groveton, Aug. 30th, 10 P. M.
The army achieved to-day, on the plains