Dr. Russel, correspondent of the London Times, like most go-betweens seems to be loved and trusted by none. His letters from the South added fuel to the fire of hatred already burning in the country and now his falsehoods and mis-representations about the late battle and retreat from Manassas has embittered the feeling still more, a portion of which is justly directed toward himself. War is a solemn reality. Russel may scoff but the fact remains that thousands of our countrymen lie in bloody graves. Would he have done more than give his life for his country?
William Howard Russell was a correspondent of the London Times who seemed to favor the South. Read more about him here.