The Rebels Drive our men Toward Washington.
Capture of an Immense Amount of Government Stores.
THE IRONSIDES at FT. MONROE.
More Reverses in Virginia.
NEW YORK, Aug. 29.
The correspondent of the Tribune states that on Tuesday night the pickets at Manassas Junction were driven in, and two companies of the 105th Pa. infantry, one company of the Pa. cavalry, and some artillery stationed there, were surprised and attacked by Gen. Wall's entire division, numbering from 7,000 to 10,000 infantry and cavalry, with artillery. After a short skirmish the handful of men at the Junction fled, the rebels turning upon them both of our guns and keeping up a brisk fire till the Union troops were taken prisoners, a few escaping across Bull Run.
Here at Union Mills two regiments of Gen. Cox's division, the 11th and 22d Ohio, under Col. Scammon, were stationed, and they immediately advanced to meet the approaching body of rebels. A conflict ensued in the early part of the morning between the Junction and Bull Run, lasting for three hours, when the Union troops being largely outnumbered and flanked on the right, retired across Bull Run bridge. Here a vigorous attempt was made by Col. Scammon to hold the bridge.
At one o'clock two rebel regiments forded the Run above the bridge, when the 12th Ohio charged on them and drove them across the river with heavy loss. In this skirmish Capt. D. W. Pauley was wounded slightly. The regiment's loss in killed, wounded and missing was 35 to 80 men. At 12 o'clock Colonel Scammon was obliged to retire, moving along the railroad in the direction of Alexandria. — The rebels advanced across Bull Run, and yesterday P. M. their advance cavalry were at Fairfax and Curtiss' Station. On taking possession of Manassas Junction, the rebels captured trains loaded with provisions, ammunition, &c., and ten locomotives, all of which they destroyed. Of the 84 men of the 105th Pennsylvania on the ground, nearly all were killed, wounded or taken prisoners, as only three are known to have escaped. Our loss has been immense in Government stores, and large in killed, wounded and missing.
The telegraphic communication with Gen. Pope was had yesterday via Fredericksburg — none whatever direct.
A captain just in from Centreville says that there was heavy firing heard this morning beyond Manassas, and it is believed that Gen. Pope had attacked Gen. Ewell.