Hillsborough (NC) Recorder
July 24, 1861
MANASSAS, July 18, 1861—Gen.
Beauregard achieved a great victory to-day.
At daybreak this morning the enemy appeared in full force at Bull’s Run
and attempted to cross.
scene of the battle was three miles Northwest of Manassas Junction. Beauregard commanded in person.
height of the battle was at four 0’clock this afternoon, and the battle ceased
at five. The enemy were repulsed three
times with considerable loss, and retreated in great confusion.
Sanchter, of the Alexandria Riflemen, was
killed. One Federal officer of high rank
was killed and his horse taken. Seven
hundred dollars in gold was found on his person.
shot passed through the kitchen of the house where Beauregard was at
dinner. The enemy is supposed to have
discovered his whereabouts. They also
fired into our hospital, over which a yellow flag was flying.
casualties are small. The First and
Seventeenth Virginia Regiments were prominent in the fight.
P. T. Moore, of Richmond,
was slightly wounded.
Washington Artillery, of New Orleans,
did great execution.
fight extended along Bull’s Run about a mile. –DUNCAN—
[Transcribed by Sharon Strout]