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2nd Battle of Bull Run
New York Times Articles

The following article is transcribed from the New York Times, dated September 1, 1862, page 1:

The Second Battle of Bull Run

          The Washington Star, of Saturday evening, in speaking of the engagement of Friday, says:

          "The battle was continued by the army corps of Generals Heintzelman, McDowell and Sigel, on our de, against a rebel force believed to number from fifty to sixty thousand strong -- that is, against the army corps of Jackson, and, we presume, a portion of the rest of Lee's army that had succeeded in making its way down from White Plains through Thoroughfare Gap.

          The location of the battle of the day was in the vicinity of Haymarket, and from Haymarket off in the direction of Sudley Church, or, in other words, but a few miles northwest of the scene of the never-to-be-forgotten battle of Bull Run.

          Heintzelman's Corps, if we are correctly informed, me up with the enemy's rear about 10A.M., seven miles front Centreville, which point he left at daybreak.

          He found Stonewall Jackson fighting with McDowell, Sigel, or both, on the right, in the direction on of Haymarket, the position they took by going north from Gainesville, to command the entract to and exit from Thoroughfare Gap.

          Our own informant, who left Centreville at 4 o'clock in the afternoon, a cool and clear-headed man, says that, up to that hour, the impression prevailed there that nothing had definitely resulted from the day's fighting, which, though continuous, had not been a very bloody battle.

          Person subsequently arriving, who were on the field of action themselves until 4P.M., however, represent that the tide of success was decidedly with the Union army, which pushed the rebels successfully on both sides.

          Am impression prevails that the reserve of Lee's army, supposed to be from twenty to forty thousand strong, might suddenly appear near the field, and we know that the heavy corps under Fit-John Porter was so posted that it could instantly move upon Lee with equal ease, whether attacking McDowell, Sigel or Heintzelman.

          The railroad, we are happy to say, has already been repaired quite up to Bull Run, and supplies, etc., are now being transported over it to that point.

          By midnight we have every reason to believe that the Bull Run bridge will again be passable, when the trains can again run to Manassas.

          Ere evacuating Manassas, the rebels paroled the 700 Union prisoners they had taken since the commencement of the movement for which they are paying so dearly. The rebels realized that prisoners in their present strait were in elephant in their hands, and wisely thus got rid of them.

          These 700 prisoners covers all the stragglers they had taken, as well as the 500 of Taylor's Brigade."

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