ry in the first battle of Manassas, when Johnston arrived with 27,000 fresh troops and snatched it from them.
We had but 27,000 men all told, and the battle was fought by less than half that number.
The Yankees were 50,000 strong.
At Kearnstown Jackson is said by this veracious chronicler to have had 12,000 men and the Yankees 8,000.
In point of fact, Jackson had 3,700, the Yankees 18,000, and so on. The heroic Yankees are always out-numbered and always victorious.
From this specimeJackson had 3,700, the Yankees 18,000, and so on. The heroic Yankees are always out-numbered and always victorious.
From this specimen the Whig is inclined to doubt the truth of all past history, existing with "the English cynic," "As for history, I know it to be a lie." This is true to a certain extent.
We must form our judgment of history from results, not from details.
We know that a British army was captured at Saratoga, and that the result secured the alliance of France.
We know that a second British army was taken at York, and that the result secured our independence.
This is all that we need care for, and by the