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The Daily Dispatch: September 12, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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reflection to the Northern people in these things. They are promised now, as they have been promised all along, a speedy termination of the war. What reason have they to put confidence in such promises! What have they accomplished with the million and a half of men they have already raised? Not even the capture of Richmond, which is a mere outpost of our immense territory, and which the Times confesses would not, if taken, affect the strength of the rebellion. Scott, McClellan, Burnside, Hooker, Grant, have each successively hurled immense armies upon our capital, and have been beaten back as the sea-girl rock beats back the ocean waves in empty froth and foam Gunboats by water, and raid after raid by land, have been signally foiled. The hand of Providence has been plainly interposed in our behalf. And what if the North does raise more men? They will still find us in "overwhelming numbers," and with new and more powerful fortifications. And then, even supposing them to take Ric