information concerning some of the pieces and batteries captured by our
Confederate heroes in the “glorious and well foughten field” near Manassas, we give the
following from the Washington
correspondence of the New York Tribune.
SENT TO ALEXANDRIA—Lieutenant Green’s fine battery of rifled cannon, company G,
2d Artillery, has left FortRunyon and gone to the
vicinity of Alexandria.Colonel Miles’s whole brigade is now south of
ARTILLERY—We now have six batteries of flying artillery, three new ones having
been added to those of Captain Picketts, Captain Ayres (who succeeded Major
Sherman), and Captain Griffin.They are
officered and manned from the regulars, who have been on duty at the Potomac forts.Capt. Carlisle commands that of FortCorcoran,
which consists of two rifled cannon, two six pound and pound howitzers, and will be attached
to Gen. Schenk’s brigade, which will form a portion of the left wing of the
army.That of FortRunyon
is commanded by Lieut. Green, and that of FortEllsworth
by Capt. Arnold.These will be equal in
metal and men to Captain Carlisle, and probably the former will be in the
centre and the latter in the right wing.
SIEGE BATTERY—Captain Seymour is preparing a siege battery, which is to consist
of enormous rifled cannon.This will be
in the column, probably the centre, designed to operate upon the fortifications
of Manassas Junction, if they should be held when it reaches them.
stationed at the City Hall, departed for the other side of the river, provided
with rifled guns, 12 pounders, an extra amount of ammunition, and an additional
number of horses.
Brewer’s battery arrived here at yesterday morning, direct from FortPickens.The battery consists of four pieces 12
pounders, and 84 men.Another battery
follows the above to-day.