Hence, as we have seen, a civilian general, competent, with five or six hundred Americans, to win a glorious victory over two or three thousand feeble Mexicans, signally fails when required to lead twenty or thirty thousand Americans against an equal number of their rebellious brethren in charge of our educated soldiers.
Thus our distinguished volunteer generals of the Mexican, war are reduced to their proper dimensions, and the subordinate regular officers of that war, such as Brevet Captain Grant, now rise to the command of our armies."
We leave it to the hero of Bethel and Fort Fisher to answer the New York Herald.
We will put Butler against Bennett any day. We commend the Herald to the late Lowell speech for a vindication of Yankee volunteer officers. "Failures" they may make, bloodless failures, but not "disasters"; not the two battles of Manassas, not the Seven Pines, not the Chickahominy, not Fredericksburg, not Chancellorsville, not the Wilderness, not the Cold Har
iew being contained in Seward's circular to the United States ministers abroad.
We give the report, cutting out some of the dry telegrams about the admission into Grant's lines of the three Confederates:
To the Honorable the House of Representatives:
In response to your resolutions of the 8th instant, requesting informaows, to wit:
War Department, Washington City,January 29, 1865, 10 P. M. Major-General Ord:
This Department has no knowledge of any understanding by General Grant to allow any person to come within his lines as commissioners of any sort.
You will, therefore, allow no one to come into your lines under such character or pjor and A. D. C. City Point, Virginia, February 1, 1865.
Afterwards, but before Major Eckert had departed, the following dispatch was received from General Grant:
Office United States Military Telegraph,War Department.
The following telegram, received at Washington, January 31, 1865, from City Point, Virginia, 1