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The Daily Dispatch: October 21, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: December 8, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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ly from the London Times. Though the extraordinary statements of Mr. Russell's first letter-concerning the battle of Bull Run were subsequently softened down, still they went where corrections never reach, and on the whole, our military, as well as our institutions, are much of a laughing stock. --The editorials of the Times contribute to the same end, and, unless the press of Continental Europe have correspondents of their own in this country, we shall only be seen through the medium of John Bullism. Report gives the name of Generals McDowell, Heintzelman, and Stone, as officers who are to have corps d'armce commands. The necessity of such organization is attested by general European practice, and should the war continue, appropriate rank will doubtless be authorized. In the Confederate army the highest grade is General. So here we may adopt the same title, giving that of Lieutenant General to commanders of corps d'armce. The session of the city council this evening a
ome of the wealthiest and noblest persons in that country sold out their possessions and bought property in the United States with a view of making that their place of refuge. Such shameful desertion of their native land, in her hour of need, called forth the indignant denunciations of the British press, and has not been forgotten to this day. We never heard, however, that any of them sought refuge in France, the enemy of their, country, and, compromised with their conscience by spouting John Bullism in French coffee-rooms. If it were disgraceful for Englishmen to forsake their country at a period of merely apprehended danger — a danger which was never realized — what must be thought of those who go abroad, either to the North or Europe and leave a land struggling, like this, amid the existing and appalling realities of the most fearful contest ever waged on this continent?--What must be thought of able-bodied men who leave old men and children to fight their battles and defend t