A Drawn battle.
--The Washington Republican
's organ,) of the 19th, claims no victory at Sharpsburg
The general impression made by the accounts as yet received is not unfavorable.
Our troops fought with great bravery, and it is certain a good many rebel prisoners were taken.
Nevertheless, the facts, which seem to be agreed, that the contest was not renewed up to noon yesterday, (Thursday,) and that Gen. McClellan
had granted an armistice for the burial of the dead, give to the affair somewhat the aspect of a drawn battle.
It such shall finally prove to have been the fact, it is not so satisfactory as a victory, but it is still far from being a disaster.
then talks about the ‘"thickening accounts of the death and wounds of our brave soldiers."’ It does not regard the fight as a ‘"disaster:"’ but it is very evident, from its guarded language, that others in Washington
do — and this will be the verdict of time.