The Defeat at Manassas.
— The unfortunate defeat of the government forces at Manassas Junction on Sunday, appears to have had the effect of arousing the masses of the Union, and causing the popular heart to beat more boldly. For every man lost in that conflict, scores will offer themselves to battle for the Constitution and the Union — desiring no nobler end than death on their country's altar. Indeed, within two days after the defeat had become known to the people, ten thousand fresh troops had arrived or were en route for Washington, and more than three times that number had been tendered to the President. We doubt not two hundred thousand brave soldiers could be procured before the close of the week, and who, under the lead of the gallant McClellan, would wipe out the galling defeat of Sunday and unfurl the stars and stripes over every summit at Manassas. It is true the "grand army" is sadly demoralized, and victory is delayed; but let the people rely upon the patriotism and military skill of the veteran Scott and the cool and determined bravery of the hardy sons of the Union, and but a few short days will pass ere the glad tidings of victory and the death of treason will thrill the national heart.