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few days longer, bat failed to gain support. I impeded the road by a heavy abatis. Hunter's -The good behavior of the soldiers is having an Division (5 brigades, 4 batteries and cavalry), excellent effect upon the townspeople. Many which was the main body, moved along the of the families were prepared to leave on the same road with Tyler's Division until they arrival of the army, but are now going to re- l had crossed a small stream called Cub Run, and

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ject of the enemy's special attention, and he enemy reports his own loss at 1,593 ; killed made strenuous attempts to carry it. Three alone, 393.—(Docs. 1-10 and 111.) times he was repulsed, and the third time was -COLONEL EINSTEIN of the Twenty-Seventh even driven from his own position, and entirely Pennsylvania Regiment, returned late this evenfrom the hill. From the Stone Bridge west- ing to the field of battle at Bull Run, and brought ward, the Warrenton Road was now entirely off six pieces of artillery, which he delivered to in the possession of the national troops, and the commanding officer on the Potomac.the engineers were completing the removal of Philadelphia Press, July 24. the abatis, that the remainder of Tyler's Divis -P. G. T. BEAUREGARD was promoted to ion (Schenck’s brigade and the batteries) might the rank of General in the rebel army. The pass the bridge. The enemy was broken and New Orleans Delta in noting the fact says: disheartened. But it was now nearly 4 o'clock “We have been furnished with a copy of the in the afternoon, and the Union men had been in letter of President Davis, written on the field battle since ten o'clock in the morning, had pre- of battle after the glorious victory at Manassas, viously marched nine miles, and had made no acquainting Brig.-Gen. Beauregard of liis proregular meal. Some of the regiments also had motion to the rank of General, the highest become shaken in the severe work that had been grade in the army of the Confederate States. done, and were unsteady; and at this time the This most richly deserved promotion and honor enemy received reinforcements from Winches-could not be conveyed in more just, tasteful, ter, being that portion of General Johnston's and appropriate terms.—The Generals of the command which had previously come up. These Army of the Confederate States are Samuel forces immediately attacked "on the right, Cooper, Robert E. Lee, Joseph E. Johnston, and towards the rear of the right," and opened and P. G. T. Beauregard." a fire of musketry which threw the Union men into disorder. From this disorder they never

Manassas, Va., July 21, 1861. recovered. Though every effort was made to Sir: Appreciating your services in the battle rally them, it was in vain with the bulk of the of Manassas, and on several other occasions force: the battalion of regulars alone formed, during the existing war, as affording the highand moved to the attack. They held the rebels est evidence of your skill as a commander, your in check for a short time, when, as it was evi- gallantry as a soldier, and your zeal as a patriot, dent that no more could be done, the order you are promoted to be General in the Army to retreat was given. The retreat became of the Confederate States of America, and with a rout, and the rout a panic. Col. Porter's the consent of the Congress will be duly comforce of regulars still maintained their order, missioned accordingly. Yours, &c., however, and covered the passage of the stream,

JEFF. Davis. beyond which it was covered by Richardson's Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard, &c., &0., &c. Division, and a brigade (Blenker's) of Miles' -The schooner S. J. Waring, captured by Division.

the privateer Jeff. Davis, on the night of the The whole Union force, men of all arms, in 16th instant, arrived at New York. When the main action, and exclusive of Richardson's fifty miles south of Charleston, S. C., the colorand Miles' Divisions, the actual force with which ed steward, William Tillman, killed three of we crossed Bull Run, was 18,000 men. Those the prize crew with a hatchet. The other two two divisions if included would swell the force were captured, but set at liberty on promising to 35,000 men. One division of the army to work the vessel. Their names were James (Ranyon's) was left at Vienna, its foremost regi- Milnor and James Dawsett, of New Jersey. ment being seven miles back of Centreville.

Tillman, with the aid of the rest of the crew, Southern accounts of the battle make it ap- except one man named Donald McLeod, who pear that the rebels had 40,000 men upon the refused to assist on the recapture of the vessel, field, and 25,000 in reserve at Manassas, and brought her to New York.-N. Y. World, on the road beyond. The National loss in killed July 22. and wounded was 1,590; killed alone, 479.

July 22.—The Confederate States Congress Many of the wounds were very slight. The VOL. II.--DIARY 10

appointed a day of thanksgiving for the victory at Manassas, and “deeply deplored the neces

sity which has washed the soil of our country send contraband articles southward by the with the blood of so many of her sons.”(Doc. Louisville and Nashville Railroad during the 113.)

past week, and has been the main cause of the -GENERAL SWEENEY's command dispersed a midnight disturbances at the dépôt of that road. band of one hundred and fifty rebels stationed – Louisville Courier, July 23. at Forsythe, Mo., and took possession of the -MAJOR-GENERAL MOCLELLAN has been sumtown. Five of the rebels were killed and sev- moned by the Government from Western Vireral wounded. Three of the Federal troops ginia to repair to Washington and take comtvere slightly wounded, but none killed. The mand of the Army of the Potomac. General first and second stories of the court-house were Rosecrans takes his place in command of the filled with blankets, provisions, camp equipage, Army of Western Virginia. The Corps d'Armee etc., which, together with two tons of lead at Washington is to be instantly re-organized found in a well, and other articles secreted in and increased by the addition of 100,000 men. different parts of the town, in all valued be the necessary orders have already been given. tween eighteen and twenty thousand dollars, |--Offers of regiments already raised are being fell into the hands of General Sweeney.-N. Y. made and accepted with such rapidity as to Times, July 30.-(Doc. 133.)

ensure that this will be accomplished within -QUARTERMASTER-SERGEANT WAITNEY of the a few days. Large reinforcements from various Vermont Regiment, was shot this morning by

directions are already on their way to Washingthe rebels at Newport News, only a short dis- ton, orders having been telegraphed for them tance from the camp, while searching for a

yesterday while the battle was in progress. strayed bullock. The body was pierced with

The Government entertains no apprehensions half a dozen bullets.—An infernal machine, in- whatever for the safety of the Capital. Preptended to blow up some of the ships of war in arations not only for defensive but also for the Hampton Roads, washed ashore this morn- speedy renewal of offensive operations are going ing within a few rods of Floyd's house in Viron vigorously. General McDowell has returned ginia. It is of an ingenious construction, and to his head-quarters at Arlington Heights. The is the second attempt of the kind.—The Roa- regiments composing his army are resuming

their positions. noke arrived at Fortress Monroe this morn

Most of them have already ing. She has been as far south as St. Augus- done so.Baltimore American, July 23. tine, Fla. During her cruise she burnt a rebel July 23.-All classes of citizens of Virginia privateer whose crew escaped to the shore. are called upon to contribute their quota of Boston Transcript, July 23.

forage for Beauregard's army, and with those -Tue correspondence between the Chief of ral says that constraint must be employed.”—

who are forgetful of their obligations, the genethe Cherokee Nation and various rebel authori.

(Doc. 115.) ties and citizens of Arkansas, was published today. It exhibits the attitude that tribe intends

-The Missouri State Convention, in session to assume in reference to the present war.— at Jefferson City, passed a resolution this morn(Doc. 114.)

ing, by a vote of 65 to 21, declaring the office -COLONEL WILLIAM D. KENNEDY, com- last session of the Convention, as vacant. Gen.

of President, held by Gen. Sterling Price at the mander of the Jackson Guard, Tammany Robert Wilson, the former Vice-President, was Regiment N. Y. S. V., died at Washington of unanimously elected President. He is a Union congestion of the brain. Boston Post, July 23. man.-A motion was made to declare the office

-AT LOUISVILLE, Ky., John W. Tompkins, of doorkeeper vacant, as the present incumbent formerly Clerk of the Board of Aldermen, re-was elected as a Union man, but has since been cently a violent secessionist and recruiting offi- editing a secession paper.-Uriel Wright made cer of the Southern Confederacy, was shot dead a violent disunion speech, denouncing the Adthis afternoon by Henry Green, city watchman. ministration as revolutionary, desperate, and Tompkins was hallooing for Jeff. Davis, and was usnrping unwarrantable powers, and denouncrequested to desist by Green, when he drew a ing the Union leaders at St. Louis and the State. knife on Green, but was retreating when Green The matter was referred to a committee of three. shot him. Tompkins had been endeavoring to I-A committee of seven-one from each Con

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