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war, would see their terms of enlistment expire amid the din of battle; neither party had as yet formed an idea of the sacrifices its opponent was capable of making. For the over-confidence of the Confederates, see De Leon, Four Years in Rebel Capitals, p. 135. Not one in three looked facts in the face. (De Leon, p. 32.) The war was only a campaign, and not to last six months. (De Leon, 27, 175.) See the similar opinions expressed by Coombs and Benjamin, in 1861, in Century Magazine (October, 1889, p. 950). But Gen. J. E. B. Stuart held a different opinion. (Eggleston's A Rebel's Recollections.) It is remembered that a very able man in Boston, Dr. Samuel Cabot, who had aided largely in sending rifles to Kansas, said once, in speaking of a possible war between the Northern and Southern States, It would not last six months; while, on the other hand, one of the best of the Massachusetts militia officers, who went out as adjutant of General Devens's battalion at the very beginning, <