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The First Manassas. [from the Richmond, Va., Dispatch, August 10, 1902.] A man who was there tells about the great skedaddle. discipline of our troops. The lack of it was most Conspicuous—a writer who visited Beauregard's Camp when a boy recalls the great battle. Was there ever a more humiliating scene enacted in this country of ours than that as shown by the demoralized and fleeing United States troops at the first battle of Manassas? It has been some consolation to us old Confederates who have suffered so long and patiently since the close of the Civil war to know that the army of General McDowell, on the 21st day of July, 1861, composed of several thousand old regulars and 25,000 volunteers, were badly whipped by the Southern troops, who numbered not over 21,000, and of that number only about 16,000 were actually engaged. They had every advantage of us in means, ammunition, provisions, transportation, etc. Our regiments were made up of all grades and conditions of