Saturday, September 1, 2012

Monday, Sept. 1, 1862

William returned from Marietta, where he went this morning, on a train of cars filled with soldiers, part of the           which Gov. Todd has ordered to Parkersburg.  Mr. G. A. Norris spent the night here.  
We begin to get some particulars of Thursday's battle fought on the old battlefield of Bull Run.  Gen. Pope says his men behaved splendidly, that they hold the battlefield, the enemy under Jackson and Lee retreating to the mountains.  Our loss 8000, that of the enemy supposed to be twice as great.  We lose many very valuable officers.  The Wisconsin 6th, Lieut. Col. Bragg [a mistake, Bragg was uninjured] mentioned in a late letter from Rufus as having distinguished himself at Frederick's Hall.  We feel very anxious to hear from Rufus.
Our raw recruits under Nelson have been repulsed at Richmond Kentucky with a loss of 350.
The Pomeroy Telegraph notices William's nomination in a very handsome manner.

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