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GREEN MOUNTAIN FREEMAN, JULY 22. 1861.
EVENING EDITION. The Freeman . With his hand upon his charter, And hi s foot upon the sod, He will stand ordie a martyr Kor his Freedom and his God. C. W. WILL ARB, Editor. J. W, WHF.EI.OCK, Trinter. MOSTPEUEK. VT. MONDAY, JULY 22 1861. F.EPUELICAN NOMINATIONS. For Governor, FREDERICK HOLBROOK, OF r.RATTLEItOKO. For Lieut. Governor, LEVI UNDERWOOD, 01' TURLINGTON. For Treasurer, JOHN 13. PAGE, CF RUTLAND. K.VVINii CHOSEN OCR CAUSE WITHOUT UUII.E AND WITH 1TRE MOTIVES, LET US RENEW OUR T':iT IN 00 U A Nit 00 FORWARD WITHOUT FEAR A VP WITH MANLY HEARTS. Abraham Liscolx. Washington County Convention. A Mass Convention of the Republicans of Washington County, will be held at the Court House in Montpelier, on Saturday, the 3d day J Auguet nest, at 10 o'clock A. M., for the purpose of putting in nomination candidates for Abators and County Officers, to be supported by the Republicans of said County at the elec tor, on the first Tuesday of September next. It is desirable that there should be a full attend t.riee. Per order of Republican Co. Committee. ... Lamoille County Convention. The Republicans of Lamoille County are in . '.;! to meet in Convention at Ilydepaik, on Tr.ursday, August loth, at 10 o'clock A. M., !..' the purpose ot nominating candidates for .".Kiiity Officers, and doing such other business fi'. :nay bo deemed advisable. L. D. Newton, ) Republican G. W. IIendke, j- Co. C. S. Parke, ) Committee. Jjhnson, July 20, 1861. V'e hope to complete an arrangement to-day, by which we shall receive telegraphic news from b ston at 0 o'clock in the morning hereafter. It we do so the edition of the Daily Freeman, which has been usually issued from our office i.t 8 o'clock in the evening will be ready for de livery at about 7 o'clock in the morning. Aa :!.is will give our readers who get our morning edition all the valuable portion of the news in the Boston morning papers of the same day. We hope to receive large accessions to our sub-f..-1'iption list from those towns served with our morning edition. Send along your subscrip. ;i m and thus encourage the enterprise that is endeavoring to furnuh, at the earliest possible :r. 'inerit, news from the seat of war. Move Fighting at Bull's Run. Our paper is full to-day of the most exciting j.cd thrilling news from the war in Eastern Vir ginia. We publish all the details we have re ceived, both by mail and telegraph, but at the time of writing, we are in possession of only enough pirtieulars to make it certain that a t-ivere engagement lias taken place at Bull's Run, with large loss on both sides, resulting in the triumph of the Federal arms. It is of ii:tle use to speculate upon the rumor of fight ing at Manassas, though it seems hardly possi hie that anything like a general engagement could have occurred at Bull's Run, which is only three miles from the Junction, without at the same time an advance having been made by Col. Ileintzleman's division upon the ene my 8 entrenchments at Manassas. If so the battle was on a large scale, the greatest ever fought on this Continent, 50,000 troops on eacl fide deciding by the bloody arbitrament of war tiie question of secession upon the soil of Vir ginia. We await, with painful anxiety for the brave men under our Flag, though with little doubt of the success of our arms, the news which will now daily flash along the wires from Maine to Kansas announcing the results of the terri l ie death struggle of treason. The Skcoxw Vermont Regiment. This Reg iaient is, as we understand, in Col. Howard'; brigade, Col. Ileintzleman's division. Those having iriends in the Regiment, by btariueth i.i mind, will be able to judgo for themselves what battles it takes pari in. We do not un derstand that it was in the engagement at IjuII's Run, but if an attack has been made on Mamusas, it participated in it. The Richmond Dispatch is led to Itelieve that there may bo scoundrels South who yet sympa thize with the North. BP For Congressional proceedings and other interesting reading sec first page. Republican County Conventions. Calls for Republican County Conventions in Lamoille and Washington Counties will ho found in our paper to day. The Republican County Committees who have made these Calls, have i herein performed just their duty, no more, and no lets. As Committees they are simply the lepresentativcs of the Republican organizations in their respective CountioB, and if they had the inclination, they had not the right to do differently. But we are glad to know that in in these cases their inclination and their duty were not at variance. Xow let the Republicans of these Counties respond to these invitations, and determine for themselves, without the help of imported voters, whether it is wise to keep up their organization and keep alive Republican principles, or to turn their hacks upon the ideas of Government and its duties, which have hitherto distinguished them. And while we have this subject in hand, it is as well for us to say that we do not consider that Republicanism consists mainly, or in any great degree, in denunciations of any man, or party of men. The men who have thus far given character to the Republican party have been known by iheir firm and consistent advocacy of the princ iple that this Country and its Govern ment should be controlled as far as it can be constitutionally in the interest of free labor and free men. They have resisted and opposed the men and the parties who have held opposite principles. They have made, and now make no political war upon any bojy else. If there are no men, or parties in Vermont to-day who are opposed to the principles of Republicanism, then the organization is certainly making war at home upon nobody. If there are any such parties or men, then there is certainly a great need that Republicanism should be protected and defended from such assaults, whether they come from open enemies or treacherous friends. Therefore, we would have theso Republican Conventions re-affirm their allegiance to Re publican principles, and we would have them at the same time refrain from denouncing any man, party, or political organization that ad vocate! a thorough and complete vindication of thejiuthority of the Government, and a forci ble suppression of treason. When they have done thus much, then let them nominate just such men as they believe will most surely rep resent them and their principles everywhere and at all times, and let it be no objection to a man who answers such a requirement that ho has never before cadled himself a Republican. Advanc9 of McDowell's Column. Centreville, July 21. ) Via Fairfax Court House July 21. J We have successfully outflanked the enemy At half past two o'clock this morning tho va rious Regiments about Centrevillo were formed for march and at three o'clock they were in motion in the direction of PerryvilU leaving Bull's Run to tho left. At six o'clock the first gun was fired by a 30 pound rifled cannon sent ahead to batter the masked batteries'that might be encountered on the road. There was no re ply from the enemy and the advance moved on. At Gen. McDowell's head quarters three miles beyond Centreville, the greater part of the ar my moved to the right to avoid a bridge some distance beyond, said to have been undermined They will pass over upon pontoons prepared by Capt. Alexander ot the Engineer corps, who has inspected the country minutely in a previous re onnoisance and to whom, in a great measure, the plan of the campaign is duo. A general battlo is expected to-day or to morrow, and which will probably decide tiio fate of the whole campaign. If Gen. Johnston has not yet formed a junction with Gen. Beau regard, lie will be entirely cut off by this ma noeuvre and thrown back upon the mountains. His army will become entirely demoralized and probably fall into the hands of Gen. McClellan who is advancing beyond the Blue Ridge, and if he has formed a junction with Gen. Beauregard it opens our communication with Gen. Patter son's column, and thus reinforced the Federal army can crush out all opposition. If we arc driven back the enemy can retreat upon Centre ville, and keep open communications with Washington. If Gen. Beauregard remains where ho is, his communications in tho rear are endangered, and Manassas Junction being situ ated in an apex of a trianglo formed by the rail road ; a movement in his rear would destroy his communications with Richmond. The only danger the Federal troops run by their march would be by a sudden advance of Gen. Beaure gard upon Centrevillo intercepting communica tions and cutting off our supplies. But this manoeuvre would be desperate aa cutting him self off from supplies and place him in an ex hausted country and between the Federal troops and tho Potomac. Tho G9th N. Y. Regiment was assigned the post of honor in advanco. Tho members of this Regiment have agreed unanimously to serve although their time is now out. All the New York Regiment will follow their example. tor live Hours one steady column of troors passed through Centerville. The morale of the foldiers is excellent, and all are anxious for a battle, and when informed of the purpose to advance, the enthusiasm was beyond all des cription. It is supposed that Gen. Beauregard's iorces are larger man ours. a Dattle is immi nent at any time. It may not take place until to morrow night. Telegraphic wires are rapid ly following the army, and offices were opened this morning at Fairfax Court Iiouse, with Messrs. Buell and Benton as army operators. Washington, July 21. The orders to move yesterday evening at G o'clock were counter manded until early this morning, hut the troops meantime were busy cutiing a road through the woods in order to outflank the enomy's batte ries. The Secretary of War has received a dispatch that the fighting was icnewed at BulPa Run this morning. Our troops engaged the enemy with a large force, silenced their batteries anjj drove the secessionists to the Junction. The city is wild with joy. Firing was heard in this city to-day from tint direction of Bull's Run, from 11 o'clock to about 3. There was a ces sation until nearly 5, and at 7 o'clock this eve ning the reverberation of cannon was still aud ible. A gentleman who arrived to-night, says that at three o'clock this afternoon the 2d and 3d New Jersey regiments were ordered to march forward for Virginia, the first sending their hag gage back to Camp Trenton. Other troops were hurrying forward to the scene of hostilities, and there is much military excitement and hus tle in the directions of all the camps. A number of Members of Congress and even ladie went to the neighborhood of Bull's Run, to witness the battle. Ono of them reports that Col. Hunter of the 3d cavalry, acting Major General, was seriously if not mortally wounded. It is stated with confidence by all that Col. Cameron of the 79th N. Y. Regiment, and a brother of the Secretary of War, and Clocum of the 2d R. I., Regiment were killed. BY TELEGRAPH TO THE FREEMAN. 9 O'CLOCK, A. ZVL Thrilling "War News! ANOTHER FIERCE BATTLE! THE WHOLE LINE ENGAGED ! CAPTURE OF 3 MASKED BATTERIES! Till IllHillJi BACK, Bull's Run Batteries Silenced, Ona Troops now ShcMieig ftla nnssns ! THE SECOND VT. REGIMENT PROBABLY IN TIIE FIGHT. I Federal Troops Victorious, REBELS ROUTED ! Heavy ILosncs on EBoth Sides ! Washington, July 21. The following bulletins wero received in ofli cial quarters during the progress of the battle, from tliG telegraph station about 4 miles from Bull's Run : Fairfax O. II., July 21, 11 A. M. There is rapid firing from heavy guns, and frequent discharges of musketry. 11,40 A. M. The firing is very heavy, and apparently mSre on our "reft wing. 11,50 A. M. There is evidently a battle towards our left, in the direction ot Bull's Run, and a littlo north there is very rapid andheavy firing. 1,45 P. M. Heavy guns are heard again, and apparently nearer. The musketry is heavy and nearer. 2 P.M. Tho.musketry is very heavy, and drawing much nearer. There is evidently a movement to our left. 2,45. P. M. The firing is a little farther off and apparent ly in the direction of the Junction less heavy guns, and more light artillery, as near as I can judge. 3 P.M. Thejfirmgjiaspartially ceased, ten minntes since. 3,45 P.M. The firing has almost entirely ceased and can only he heard with difficulty. 'l shall telegraph no more unloss there should be a renewal of the battle which has been so gloriously fought for the old Stars and Stripes, and from all indica tions here our troops havejit least stood their ground. 3,50 P. M. Our courier has not returned. Quarter master IJaiton of the Michigan 2d Regiment has just passed, and bays that the officers, men aod citizens at Centreville, say a general engagement of the whole line had taken place three and a half milos from Manassas, and that our troops had driven and forced the rebel lines back to Manassas. We ex pect a courier every moment. Centreville, July 21, 4 o'clock P. M. Gen. McDowell has ordered the reserves now here, under Col. Miles, to advance to the bridge over Bud's Run on the Watertown road having driven the enemy before him. Col. Milps is bow three or four miles from here, directing opera tions near Blackberries' Ford. Fairfax Court House, 4 25 P. M. Two of our couriers have returned but wero unable to communicate with Gen. McDowell in person. One of the couriers was in the field of battle. He says our troops have taken throe masked batteries and forced the enemy to fall back and retire. He says the battle was general on Bulls Run, gome distance Ono of the batteries taken was in a wheat field, another some distance frotuait and the third still further on. 5,20 P. M. Another dispatch says that the Federal troaps have won the day. Tho lo6s on both sides is heavy, but tho rout of the Rebels is complete. The batteries at Bull's Run are silenccd.and two or three others taken. 5,45 P. M. The firing has ceased. We shall sen d anoth er courier in a few minutes. The coorer went at 4 o'clock, and will be back soon. A still later report, not official but from an apparently authentic source, says that the column under Col. Heintzleinan, had followed the Rebels to Manassas Junction, opened fire on the 'entrenched camp, and was then shelling jthem. Tho cannonading can occasionally be heard in Washington ironi ueorgeiunuiiv.K"" Tho headquarters of the army is inaccessible to night, the President and Cabinot being privately with Gen. Hcottandstafl'and other distinguished gentlemen. There is most intense excitement Existing throughout the city of AVashington to hear further from the field of battle. The many unauthenticated rumors which prevail servo to confuse the truth. Very Latest by Telegraph ! 4 O'CLOCK I?. M. REPORTED REVERSE TO OUR ARMY. II EKE LS K EIN KCE I. Our Army Obliged to Re treat. PROVISION TRAINS ALL SAVED. Our Troops fortifying and Preparing for the Enemy. EXCITEMENT AT WASHINGTON. Our Dead and Wounded Brought in being Southern accounts of the Battle. Washington, July 22. It is reported that late yesterday afternoon, after tho Rebels had been driven from their strongholds at the Run, they were reinforced by Gen. Johnston, when tho Union army was attacked ,and driven in disorder from the ground. The Rebel army numbered 90.0C0. The panic was so great that tho attempt to rally the troops at Centrevillo was entirely unavailing. If a firm stand had been made there, our troopscould have been reinforced and much disaster prevent ed. Gen. McDowell was thus foiled in Ins well arranged plans. It is presumed that all the provision trains belonging to the United States were saved. Some regimental wagons were overturned by accident, or the wheels came off, and they had to be abandoned. Large droves of cattle were saved by being driven back in advance of the retreat. It is supposed here to-day that Gen. Mansfield will take command of the fortifications on the other side of the Potomac, which it is -said by military engineers can be held against a'iy force the enemy may bring against them. Large can non and mortals are being rapidly sent over and mounted. An officer just from Virginia at half past ten o'clock reports tho road from Centreville to tho Potomac to be strewed with straglers. The troopsare resuming occupation of the fortifications acd entrenchments on the line of the Potomac. Colonel Marston of the N. II Regiment, reached here this morning. He was wounded, Col. Ileintzleman was also wounded in the wrist. In addiiion to those reported yes" terday as killed, it is said Capt. McCook, broth er or Col. McCook of Ohio, and Col. Wilcox are killed. The city this morning is in most intense ex citement. Groups are everywhere gathered inquring the latest news. Wagons are continu ally arriving, bringing in the dead and wounded. Soldiers are relating to greedy listeners the de plorablo events of last night and early this morning. Tho feeling is awfully distressing. Both telegraph and steam communication with Alexandria is suspended to-day to the public. New York, July 22. There is tho most intense excitement in this city. Immense crowds are around the newspa per offices, and revenge is stamped on every countenance. The following is from Richmond Sunday, via New Orleans to-day : The fight commenced near Manassas at four o'clock A. M.,and became general aboutjnoon. It continued until about 7 o'clock, when the Federals retired, leaving us in possession of the field. Sherman's Battery of Light Artillery waa taken. It wa? a terrible battle, with great slaughter on both sides. Louisville, Ky., July 21. A special dispatch to tho Nashville Union, from Manassas, the 18th, says at the fight at Bull's Run Gen. Beauregard commanded, and that the enemy were repulsed three times in great confusion and loss. The Washington ar tillery of New Orleans, with seven euns, en gaged Sherman's battery of 15 guns, and after making the latter change their position filteen times, silenced and forced them to retire. Large quantities of arms wero taken. Our loss is trifling. Major Harrison and two prvatcs were killed. Captains Dulaney and Chitman and 3 privates were wounded. A Federal officer of high rank was killed, and $700 in gold was taken from his pocket. Louisville, Ky., July 22. The attack on the battery at Hatteras by the Wabash is confirmed. It is also slated that an attack wnn mndo nr. tk i . . . . . , . " "rcgon iniet, ana the I Rebels shelled out. Details of the Battle- Washington, July 21. A most severe buttle was fought to day at Bull's Run bridg-. Xhe Conflict was desperate, lasting over nine hours. A programme, as stated in tho first dispatch from Fairfax Court House, was carried out un' til the troops met with a succession of marked batteries which were attacked with vigor and cue cess after a severe loss of life. Our troops ad vancud as follows : Col. Richardson who distinguished himself in the previous engagements, proceeded on the k-lt with lour regiments of tho fourth brigade to hold the battery on the hill to tho Warrentoii road, in the vicinity of the place where the last battle was fought. The flank movements were described in the first dispatch : Schenk's and Sherman's brigades of Gen. Tyler's division advanced by tho W arrenton road while Cols. lleintzleiuau'H and Hunter's divisions took tin fork of tho Warrenton road to between Bull's Run and Manassas Junction. Col. Keye's brig ade remained at Centreville. Information wan received by Gen. Tyler's command ef the exist enco of tho enemy's battery commanding the road. Our troops were then formed in battle array, the 2d N. Y., and -1st Ohio on the lek the 2d Ohio and 2d Wisconsin and 8'Jth 13th and G9th Regiments of New York in the rear. The first range gun was fired by Sherman's battery at 0:50 A. M. the rebels did not return this shot until an hour and a half afterwards. When Col. Hunter's division came up the battle became general. Col. Hunter's movement to gain the rear of the enemy was almost a suc cess. The enemy's position was opened upon by several of Carlisle's howitzers followed bv slight skirmishing. The rebels rapidly received rcinfoi cements from Manassas junction after the attack was opened. Tho battle consisted of a succession of fires from masked batteries, which opened in every direction, when one was silenced, its place being supplied by two, and in tho daring charges of our infantry in unmasking them. The 2d N, Y. and 2d Ohio regiments wero marched by flank to the woods by a new made road, within a mile of the main road, when they came on a battery o( eight guns with four regiments flanked in the rear. Our men were immediately or dered to lie down on cither side of the road in order to allow two pieces of artillery to pass through and attack the work. When this bat tery opened upon us it killed on tho third round Lieut. Deinpsey of Co. G, of the 2d N. Y. Reg iment, and Vm. Maxwell, a drummer, and se verely wounded several other. Our troops were kept for 15 or 20 luiiuntv, under a galling fire, they not being able to ex change shots with the enemy, although vithiu a stones' throw of their batteries. Tin; most gallant charge of the day was made by the N. Y. GOUi, 79th and 13th Regi. ments, who rushed upon one of the batteries firing as they proceeded with perfect eclat, and, also carrying it with their bayonet poii.ti. Their yell of triumph seemed to carry all be fore it. They found that the Rebels had aban doned the battery and taken only one gun. But this success was acquired only after a severe loss of life, in which the 09th most severely suffered, and it was reported that Lieut. CuJ, Nugent was among the first killed. The Zouaves distinguished themselves hj their spirited assault on the batteries at the point of tho bayonet, but it is feared that their loss is immense. Up to 3 o'clock P. M., it was generally hk derstood that we had hemined in the enemy en tirely, and that they were gradually retiring ; that Col. Hunter bad driven them back in the rear ; that Col. Ileintzleman in command was meeting with every success, and that it requires but the reseive of Gen. Tyler's division to push on to Manassas Junction. A Mississippi soldier was taken prisoner by Hasbrouck of the 2d Wisconsin regiment. lie turned out to bo Bri gade Quartermaster Pryor, cousin to Roger A. Pryor. He was captured with his horse us he by accident rode inio our lines. He discovered him self by remarking to Hasbrouck. What '.' we are getting badly cut to pieces ! What reg iment do you belong to ? asks Hasbrouck. "Tiie 19 Mississippi " was the answer. " Then you are my prisoner '' said Ilashrouek. From the statements of this prisoner it ap pears that our artillery has created great havoc among the reb.ls of whom there are from 30,0(JU to 40,000 in the field under commaud of Gen. Beauregard, while they have a reserve of 75, 000 at Manassas Junction. He describes an of ficer most prominent in the fight, and distin guished from the rest by his white horse, as Jefferson Davis. He confirms the previous re ports of a regiment of negro troops in the rebel forces, but says it is difficult to get them iu proper discipline in battle array. The position of the enemy is extended in three lines in the form of a triangle, the apex front ing the centre of our column. The area seoms to have been filled with masked batteries. 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