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ouragement to the very spirit of the American system, by which men were placed in positions they had no fitness for, and large masses of armed men were assembled whom it were delusion to consider as an army. Mr. Davis saw the mischief long ago, and, by special act of Congress of the Confederate States at Montgomery, he seized the power of appointing officers. Discipline. It is hard to teach Americans discipline.--Their regular army has been for the most part composed of Germans and Irish. The people are averse to obedience in principle. Yesterday evening, as I was riding through Georgetown, I saw an officer "fall in" his men to go on some patrol or relief. They were drawn up by the side of the street, "What have you got in that bottle?" said the officer to one of his men. "Whiskey." "Let's have a dram," quoth the affable subaltern. "Don't take it all, then," responded the proprietor, producing from his haversack the black bottle, which had been detected by the eagle eye