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Gov. Suith's reigment, the Virginia 49th, was in | The South weeps o'er her slain ; the thickest of the fight, and all of his companies And well she may; for they were jewels suffered considerably. His own horse was struck From her diadem. by a ball. His adjutant, Lieut. Caleb Smith, was She weeps ; sheds tears of grief, of sorrow, wounded. Lieut. Ward, commanding a Fauquier And of PRIDE. company, was killed, as were also a number of his
LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 24, 1861. men, beside others who were wounded. Col. E. O.
-Louisville Courier, Aug. 10. Carrington, of Washington city, formerly of Vir
WHAT THE REBELS SAID THEY CAPTURED. ginia, was one of the prisoners taken in the battle of last Sunday.
MEMPHIS, TENN.—The serious results of the victory · He returns involuntarily, in humiliation and shame, have been ascertained at the War Department to be to his mother State, which he left in respectability sixty-nine pieces of artillery, 23,000 stand of arms; and with fair prospects. His hundreds of patriotic 800 wagons laden with stores and munitions of war, and influential relations in Virginia point the finger of and a quantity of provisions so huge as to appear scorn and contempt at the traitor. The capture of almost incredible. Never dreaming of defeat, and Col. Carrington will make Abraham need a new Dis- only occupied with the advance of their grand army, trict-Attorney. His eloquence and his arms have the liberal commissariat for their immense forces had proved alike futile against his mother State. He has converted the town of Centreville, distant five or six disgraced himself, not her.
miles from the battle, into one great warehouse for A citizen of Fairfax Court House says that when provisions and army stores. the retreating enemy passed through that village, in The provisions of every kind captured at this grand an answer to the question whether they had been de- depository are sufficient, the President asserts, to feed feated, they said there were hardly enough of them an army of fifty thousand men for a whole campaign. left to tell the story; that it was foolish to talk about To save their immense wealth of stores, it was at fighting the Southern soldiers; that they fought not Centreville that McDowell attempted to rally his flying like men, but devils. They begged for water, and army. A large division of fresh troops, with heavy betrayed every sign of extreme terror and exhaus- guns in position, met the remnants of his vanquished tion.
forces, and forced them into a momentary halt; but An officer of the army, who arrived here yester- so demoralized were his men, that at sight of our day, says that he witnessed the onset of our soldiers, pursuing columns, they again scattered, and were the Arkansas Regiment, he believes, on the New chased like hares from their lost position; nor did York Zouaves, and that it was a terrible spectacle. our cavalry cease from their bloody business of cutThey threw down their guns, and made the charge ting up and riding down the cowardly bounds until with their brandished bowie-knives. The Zouaves at within four miles of Arlington Heights. first seemed petrified with amazement. Then, as At this place (Centreville) our troops had the good their assailants knocked aside their bayonets, and fell luck to find a large table spread with a sumptuous upon them with their furious blades, they fairly dinner, and almost untouched, as the rout, which screamed with terror, and fled in the utmost conster commenced about the fashionable hour for a dining nation. They were nearly exterminated.--Richmond feast, had left but poor stomachs for digesting rich Enquircr, July 24.
A correspondent from Manassas has just shown me TIIE BATTLE AT DULL RUN.
a number of bills of fare for the dinners to which
McDowell bad invited his friends to enjoy with him * Forward ! my brave columns, forward ! ”
on the route to Richmond, indicating that they exNo other word was spoken;
pected to repose a short time at Fair Court House, But in the quick, and mighty rustling of their feet,
Manassas, and other convenient localities on the way. And in the flashing of their eyes, 'twas proved
The bills of fare are mostly in French, and quite This was enough.
costly as to the cuisine. Twenty-five baskets of chamMen, whose every bosom held a noble heart,
pagne and a dozen of claret were also found at CentreAnd who had left their homes, their sacred rights
ville—the centre of “good things;" and a soldier To gain : To these, this was no trying hour,
who was present has just informed me, that when our No time to waver, and to doubt—but one
brave hungry boys arrived at the village and took For which they'd hoped and prayed
possession, they at once commenced a sad havoc upon One (as they felt) they'd brought not on
these delicious drinkables, during which a sprightly Themselves, but which they knew must come
officer in one of the Rappabannock companies, named And nobly, O most nobly, did their
Hopper, mounted upon the table, (then relieved someBravery, their sense of right, sustain them.
what of its load,) and proposed the following im
promptu toast :-"Our sincere thanks to the gouty And Lincoln's hordes
old Scott; may his captured batteries soon send a They knew not with what natures they contended- shower of grape from which he can fill his wine botSeemed not to feel their motives differed, as
tles.” It is needless to add, that our lieutenant was Does heaven from earth.
vociferously cheered; and the boys, out of respect They, the poor, miserable, hired outcasts, whose for the great man's memory, drank standing and in Principles were bought,
silence.--Memphis Argus, July 29. And men, whose courage, bravery, and noble aims Had come to be, throughout the land,
RICHMOND, VA.-It is reported here, and almost A proverb.
universally believed, that five full companies, attached
to one of the Yankee regiments which participated And what the end ?
in the battle at Manassas last Sunday, surrendered to What could, what should it be, than what it was ? Gen. Beauregard on Friday last. These men, it seems, A brilliant, glorious VICTORY.
in their haste and fright, missed the road to Arling,
ton, and became lost in the Virginia forests near the of battle in our favor, decided the fortunes of the Blue Ridge. Worn down with fatigue, famished with field." hunger, and despairing of ever making their way out A member of the Palmetto Guard writes to the without being discovered, they hailed one of our Mercury as follows :-" The day was lost when our scouts, and requested that their condition be laid be two regiments came up. Our troops were falling fore Gen. Beauregard. All surrendered, and were back, and had retired some distance. Col. Kershaw kindly furnished with nourishment. It is presumed gave the command · Forward,' and, after some ten or that they will be sent to Richmond.
twelve rounds, away went the Yankees. I under It is also stated that a house in the vicinity of Fair-stand Beauregard said our regiments 'saved the day! fax Court House, which was suspected by our troops, –a second battle of Waterloo. was surrounded last Friday, and found to contain “No regiment ever entered a battle under more sixteen Yankee officers, who were not quite active depressing circumstances than we did. All along our enough in their movements last Sunday, and took line of march men were retreating, and saying to us refuge in this building. They were all bagged, of we are defeated. But we went forward, and the course, and will be securely held until it is ascer- day was won.” tained what disposition is to be made of the crew of the privateer Savannah.—Richmond Dispatch. Tue correspondent of the Charleston Courier tells
this story at the expense of the Virginia chivalry :SECOND NEW HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT.—Both Gen.“ Among the prisoners is a noble-looking and intelliScott and the Brigade Commander Col. Burnside, have gent Zouave, one of the few decent exceptions in the expressed the warmest appreciation of the extraordi- crew. I saw him on the field, just after he was taken. nary firmness and steadiness of this regiment while While passing a group of our men, one of the latter under galling fire and during the retreat.
called him some hard name. “Sir,' said the Zouave, Col. Marston was severely wounded in the begin- turning on his heel and looking the Virginian full in ning of the engagement at Bull Run, and although the eye, 'I have heard that yours was a nation of gallantly returning
to the field, the command devolved gentlemen, but your insult comes from a coward and upon Lieut.-Col. Fiske. Col. Burnside himself re- a knave. I am your prisoner, but you have no right lates, that, testing the resources of his brigade, he said to fling your curses upon me because I am unfortuto Col. Fiske: "Will your men obey such and such nate. Of the two, sir, I consider myself the gentlean order ?" To which Col. Fiske replied : “My man.' I need not add that the Virginian slunk away men will obey any order."
under the merited rebuke, or that a dozen soldiers The following paragraph from the Washington generously gathered around the prisoner, and assured National Republican shows how far this confidence him of protection from further insult." was justified :
" THE SECOND NEW HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT.-Dur- At the battle of Bull Run, some Congressmen were ing the late engagement, the Second New Hampshire taken who had come out to see the fun. One of Regiment bebaved with the utmost gallantry. Arriv- them seeing our representative, the Hon. Porcher ing on the field the second regiment, they were in- Miles, accosted him with, “Hallo, Miles, my dear felstantly called upon to support the right of the Rhode low; how do you do?” Miles looked for a moment Island battery, and with the coolness of veterans, surprised, and replied, "Sir, I have not the pleasure although swept by the fire of the rebels, formed line of your acquaintance. What is your name?" To of battle and remained in this trying position for which he quickly replied, “I am Mr. -, of New more than an hour. When ordered to charge, they York. Don't you remember me, old fellow! We rushed on with great impetuosity, driving the enemy were in Congress together. I only came out to see from their position to the woods, and sweeping every the fun.” To which Mr. Miles replied, drawing himthing before them. At one time, when a retreat was self up with dignity, “Sir, I don't know you. I can't sounded, Companies A and B remained in their posi- recognize any one who comes out to witness the subtion half an hour after every other company had re- jugation of my country as an amusement ;” and treated, and poured in a destructive fire upon the turned on his heel, leaving the New Yorker to enjoy rebels, who were advancing to outflank them, only the fun of bare floors and rations not such as he has retiring when capture or annihilation became inevi- been accustomed to at Willard's or Barnum's, and table.—Boston Journal, Aug. 6.
from which, no doubt, he will come a wiser, if not a
better man. A CORRESPONDENT of the Charleston Mercury, An old soldier is here who fought in the Creek, the writing from Richmond, Va., says :"It is settled, Seminole, and the Mexican wars. He was in the without question, that at one time during the fight, fight at Manassas, and he says he has never seen any our army was on the eve of being defeated. This soldiers, regulars nor any others, who stood fire as was in the early part of the afternoon. Scattered and our army did at Manassas. They were perfectly fearexhausted as were our men, victory, for a time, in- less and unflinching, heeding neither the falling balls clined to favor the overwhelming army of the enemy, nor their falling comrades, but keeping up a steady and its General, believing he had gained a victory, and persistent fire. Ho seemed to think it was glory despatched the news to Washington. Happily, at enough to fight in such company. I heard a simithis critical juncture, Kershaw, Cash, and Kemper lar testimony paid to Magruder's men in the Bethel stemmed and turned the adverse tide, driving the fight. The officer who came over from Fortress Monfrightened foe before their accurate fire and rapid roe with a flag of truce, was one who had been a charges. Both Beauregard and Johnston rallied their friend when they were in the regular army together. forces, and led them in person to the attack. Soon He said, “Magruder, your battery must have been after, Elzey's and Smith's brigades, of about four manned by regulars, or it could not have done such thousand men, came up opportunely and reinforced execution.” He replied, "So far from that, they are our army. This reinforcement, with the heroic rally only boys; the half of them bave spelling-books in made by the Generals, after Kershaw turned the tide I their pockets."-Charleston Courier, July 27.
An English officer asserts that he met one of Gen. | forward from out of the mélée, and fell, sharply Johnston's aids in New York on Sunday, and that wounded, close beside him. The Georgian recoghe personally knew him to be such. The rebel spy, nized his uniform, though he was fatally hurt, and for he was nothing else—told the Englishman that feebly held out his hand. “We came into this batMessrs. Davis, Beauregard, Lee and Co. consider tle," he said, “ enemies. Let us die friends. Faretheir victory at Bull Run as a defeat, in comparison well.” He spoke no more, but his companion in diswith what they expected and ought to have made it. aster took the extended hand, and escaped to relate They had their so skilfully arranged as to draw this touching fact. us within and beyond their flanks—to catch us in the One of our riflemen had his piece carried away by most deadly kind of trap, attack us with shot, and a ball, which struck it out of his hands just as his musketry, and horse, from every side at once, and company was in the act of advancing to storm one of enforce a wholesale surrender of the “grand army of the smaller rebel batteries. Unharmed, he sprang the Potomac.” They had been fighting, he says, all forward, and threw himself down on his face, under day, in such wise as merely to indicate a determined the enemy's guns. A Zouave lay there, wounded defence, and by a gradual retreat had nearly lured us and bleeding, out of the way of the murderous fire. into the desired position, when all their plan was de- Lay close-lay close, old boy," said the latter to the feated by the mistaken enthusiasm of Col. Kirby new comer, “the boys 'll take this ole furnace 'n a Smith. That officer brought on the railroad rein- minnit, and then we'll git up an' give the rebels fits forcements from Winchester, and, instead of going ag'in." Three minutes afterwards the battery was straight to the Junction, as had been positively or- carried, and the two soldiers were in the thickest of dered by Beauregard, he stopped the cars near the the fight again. battle-field, formed his men in solid squares, and A member of the Second Connecticut regiment marched superbly to the ground. This was the re-writes to the New Haven Journal : serve which our tired forces saw coming against them, While at a halt, it was my lot to witness a very and before which they retreated in time to escape the painful scene. I captured a prisoner, (a German) snare laid for them. Johnston's aid affirmed that belonging to the Eighth South Carolina regiment, and Smith was in high disfavor for his error, which was the took him to Major Colburn for instructions as how to only movement that saved the Federal army.-N. Y. dispose of him. The prisoner requested one privilege World.
as his last, which the Major very humanely granted.
He said his brother lay a short distance off, in a dyIn the thickest of the contest a secession colonel of ing condition, and he wished to see him. I bade him cavalry was knocked out of his saddle by a ball from lead the way, and I followed. one of our riflemen. “There goes old Baker, of the He took me to an old log hut but a few rods from Georgia First !” shouted one of our boys, in hearing where our regiment was halted. On the north side, of his chaplain. “Who?” queried the parson. in the shade, we found the wounded man.
The pris“ Colonel Baker, of the rebel ranks, has just gone to oner spoke to him—he opened his eyes—the film of his long home." “Ah, well,” replied the chaplain, death had already overspread them, and the tide of quietly, the longer I live the less cause I have to life was fast ebbing. He was covered with blood, and find fault with the inscrutable acts of Divine Provi- the swarms of flies and mosquitoes, which were fatdence.”—An unlucky private in one of the New York tening upon his life's blood, indicated that he had regiments was wounded in this fight, and his father lain there for some time. They clasped hands toarrived at the hospital just as the surgeon was remov- gether, muttered a few words in the German laning the ball from the back of his shoulder. The boy guage, supplicating the Throne of Grace for their famlay with his face downwards on the pallet. “Ah, my ilies at home, kissed, and bade each other a final poor son,” said the father, mournfully, “ I'm very adieu ; the prisoner remarking as I took him by the sorry for you. But it's a bad place to be hit in-thus arm to lead him away, for the column was moving, in the back.” The sufferer turned over, bared his “Brother, you are dying, and I am a prisoner.” The breast, and pointing to the opening above the arm- man was shot with a musket ball, in the back, just pit, exclaimed, “Father, here's where the ball went over the hip; from which fact I inferred that he was in !"
on the retreat when the deadly ball overtook him. One of the Zouaves was struck by a cannon sbot, N. Y. Express, Aug. 1. which tore through his thigh close to his body, nearly severing the limb from the trunk. As he fell, he WHY THE SOUTHERN ARMY DON'T MARCH.—The drew his photograph from his breast, and said to his Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle and Sentinel of the 18th, has nearest comrade, "Take this to my wife. Tell her I an article on the question, “Why don't our army died like a soldier, faithful to my country's cause, and move forward ?” The editor says: the good old flag. Good-bye !” and he died where We claim to be the superiors of the Northmen in he fell.
every respect, and we are; but we have got to prove An artillery man lay on the ground, nearly ex. it to their satisfaction before we can expect peace. bausted from loss of blood, and too weak to get out
It is the policy and fixed determination of the way of the tramping troops and horses that of our government to advance, and, if possible, to fitted about him. A mounted horseman came tow- bring the war to an end before the cool weather, the ards him, when he raised the bleeding stumps of both recruiting of the enemy, and his preparations of suffihis arms, and cried out, "Don't tread on me, Capt'n! cient transportation shall enable him to make an inSee ! both hands are gone." The trooper leaped over vasion of the Carolina and Georgia coast. him, a shell broke near by, and the crashing frag- It is well known now that Gen. Beauregard's forces ments put the sufferer quickly out of his misery. at Manassas, previous to Johnston's arrival, were
A rebel—one of the Georgia regiments—lay with a comparatively small; and even after Johnston came, fearful shot-wound in his side, which tore out several the combined army could not have exceeded forty of his ribs. The life-blood of the poor fellow was thousand effective men. Since the battle, we have fast oozing out, when one of our troops came dashing good reason to believe that Beauregard and Johnston
have under their command much more than a hun- | Their army was well appointed, well organized, and dred thousand men-enough for all practical pur- provided with a splendid artillery, the entire of which poses. It is not the want of men that has prevented fell into our hands. Wheat's battalion, to which I an advance, but the lack of means of transportation, was attached as a volunteer, consisting of only 400 and the lack of food, coupled with sickness. Beaure- men, sustained for an hour the shock of at least 8,000 gard has been almost wholly without means of trans- of the enemy, and only retreated when almost cut to portation for his vast army, and proper food in suffi- pieces. Every officer who was mounted had his horse cient quantity, as we have reason to believe. And shot under him. When carrying a message from men who fought the great fight on the 21st, and came Wheat to Gen. Evans, my own borse met with a simout of it without so much as a scratch, were in no ( ilar fate, and I escaped by a perfect miracle. I must condition to do military duty for several days. With confess that this command was the admiration of little food of suitable quality, fatigued, worn down, friend and foe. Formed in part of Irish, and the rest they were in no condition to advance. In fact, very the flower of Southern chivalry, the battalion covered many of them have been sick since the fight; and it itself with glory. Emotions of no ordinary character is but truth to say that they, as well as the wounded, thrilled through my breast as I found myself strug. have not had proper attention from the medical de gling on this terrible field of carnage, and advocating partment, which, so far as we can learn, was organized a righteous cause, surrounded as I was by so many of in the very worst manner, if, indeed, it can be said my own gallant island countrymen. You will be glad to have had any organization at all.
to hear that I escaped the terrible ordeal of shot and Months ago, we called attention to the impropriety shell, and was honored with the thanks of Gen. Beauof favoritism and politics in the organization of the regard for some slight service which I performed on army, and especially directed attention to the absolute the field. Poor Wheat seemed the genius of the necessity of having the best available ability in the fight-conspicuous by his great size and soldier-like quartermasters' and commissary department. mien, his flashing eye and glittering blade—he was
The sickness, from wounds and otherwise, in our seen everywhere in the hottest part of the struggle. Virginia army, is absolutely frightful, and the insuffi- Poor fellow! He was desperately wounded, but is ciency and inefficiency of the medical department now recovering. The loss of the enemy was 8,000 more frightful still. Only think of our noble boys men, 57 pieces of cannon, and about 25,000 stand of suffering twenty-four hours after battle without being arms. Believe me, very faithfully yours, seen, and then attended perhaps by men unfit for
Late Major in the army of Italy, their office, and four days elapsing before the depart
R. YOUNG ATKINS. ment at Richmond sent any lint or bandages to Man- S. PHILLIPS Day, Richmond. abundance ought to have been there
--Richmond (Va.) Dispatch a month before the battle.
RESURGAMUS. The Position OF THE CONFEDERATES.- A correspondent of the N. 0. Picayune, writing from Manassas on the 10th instant, says:
They say the battle has been lost-What then? There is not a single act of the Confederate States There is no need of tears, and doleful strains : that could be so construed as to justify any reason. The holy Cause for which we fought remains, able man in coming to the conclusion that the South And millions of unconquerable men. intended to take Washington. We have never Repulse may do us good, it should not harm; claimed more than is embraced in the boundaries of Where work is to be done, 'tis well to know the seceded States. That is the whole extent of our Its full extent; before the final blow, claim. Washington is situated in that part of the Power, nerved to crush, must bare its strong right arm! District of Columbia transferred by Maryland, and Rebels, rejoice then, while ye may, for we, just as long as Maryland remains with the North, Driven back a moment, by the tide of war, just so long we will refrain from any attack. Re-gathered, shall pour on ye from afar,
As mighty and resistless as the sea !
The battle is not lost while men remain,
New YORK, July 22, 1861.
RICHMOND, Aug. 4. To the Editor of the Dispatch :
DEAR Sır: The enclosed letter, which I have just | “IT GROWS VERY DARK, MOTHER—VERY received from an English officer, who took part in the
DARK.” famous fight on the 21st ult., may be of interest to
BY “Z. R." your readers. I have, therefore, great pleasure in placing it at your service.
Our boys died game. One was ordered to fall in rank. Very truly yours,
He answered quietly, "I will if I can." His arm hung
Bhattered by his side, and he was bleeding to death. His S. Phillips Day, last words brought tears to the eyes of all around. He Special correspondent of the London Morning murmured, “It grows very dark, mother-very dark."
Herald and the Morning Chronicle. Poor fellow, his thoughts were far away at his peaceful HEAD-QUARTERS CONFEDERATE ARMY, MANASSAS
homo in Ohio.-Cincinnati Gazette. Junction, July 29, 1861. The crimson tide was ebbing, and the pulse grew My Dear Day: The accounts which you read in weak and faint, the Richmond papers about the great battle which But the lips of that brave soldier scorned e'en now to has just come off, are not in the least exaggerated. make complaint ; You may give them verbatim to the London Press. I “Fall in rank !” a voice called to him-calm and could never have contemplated that such a terrible low was his reply: disaster would have befallen the Northern arms. / “ Yes, if I can, I'll do it-I will do it though I die."
BY R. H. STODDART.
OUR REVERSES IN VIRGINIA.
And he murmured, when the life-light had died out
to just a spark, "It is growing very dark, mother-growing very
There were tears in manly cyes, then, and manly
heads were bowed, Though the balls flew thick around them, and the
cannons thundered loud ; They gathered round the spot where the dying soldier
lay, To catch the broken accents he was struggling then
to say; And a change came o'er the features where death had
set his mark “It is growing very dark, mother-very dark.”
We heard proud lips the deeds recount'
Of valor stern and high,
Above our clouded sky.
Each word of triumph breathed; We read of conquest ere our sword
Had scarcely been unsheathed. 'Twas when we hoped our armed host
Were strong the foe to meet; 'Twas when we looked for victory most
We heard the word defeat. “Disgrace," they said, " a perfect rout,
Our stricken army filed;
Above the loyal dead."
What homes had been bereft,
The wreck the storm had left.
Far away his mind had wandered, to Ohio's hills and
vales, Where the loved ones watched and waited with that
love that never fails; He was with them as in childhood, seated in the cot
tage door, Where he watched the evening shadows slowly creep
ing on the floor; Bend down closely, comrades, closely, he is speaking
now, and hark ! " It is growing very dark, mother-very, very dark.” He was dreaming of his mother, that her loving hand
was pressed On his brow for one short moment, ere be sank away
At last, one message to our hearts
A world of comfort gave,
The vanquished still are brave.”
How, while the conflict swelled,
Our starry flag upheld.
Misfortune dark and dire,
Shall light a holier fire;-
Our blood-besprinkled sod,
And put our trust in God !
-N, H. Statesman.
That her lips were now imprinting a kiss upon his
cheek, And a voice he well remembered spoke so soft, and
low, and meek. Her gentle form was near him, her footstep he could
mark, “But 'tis growing very dark, mother--inother-very
A BATTLE HYMN
BY JAMES MACKEY.
And the eye that once had kindled, flashing forth
with patriot light, Slowly gazing, vainly strove to pierce the gathering
gloom of night, Ah ! poor soldier-oh! fond mother, you are severed
now for aye, Cold and pulseless, there he lies now, where he
breathed his life away. Through this heavy cloud of sorrow shines there not
one heavenly spark? Ah! it has grown dark, mother-very, very dark.
Ho! banded Freemen of the North !
Ho! Freemen of the East and West! The fairest land upon the earth
By Traitors is possessed ! Hark! Freedom calls-rise ! men of worth !
The hour of battle draweth nigh,
Be crushed, or Freedom die !
And strike, oh! stike the Traitors low!
Gather round him, soldiers, gather, fold his hands
and close his eyes, Near another one is dying, “ Rally round our flag !”
he cries; “ Heaven protect it-fight on, comrades, speedily
avenge our death!” Then his voice grew low and faltering, slowly came
each painful breath. Two brave forms lay side by side there; Death had
loved a shining mark, And two sad mothers say, "It has grown dark, ah !
We stand upon the side of right !
We bear the flag our fathers bore !
E'en as our fathers fought of yore !
As well as high in heaven,
The victory to the free be given.
And strike, oh! strike the traitors low.
- Weekly McGregor Press.
SALEM, IND., July 3, 1861.