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The Daily Dispatch: July 30, 1861., [Electronic resource] 10 0 Browse Search
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Arrival. --Among those in the city yesterday, were Beverly Tucker, late Consul to Liverpool; Gen. Fair, of Alabama, late Minister to Belgium; Col. Deas and lady, Mobile; Col. J. S. Greham, St. Louis; Col. T. H. Hunt Louisville, Ky.; H. C. and E. M. Johnston, Baltimore, &c.
y relieved.--Much fear exists in this city of an invasion, particularly among officials. I have noticed, for two or three days past, that several Senators and members of Congress go to Baltimore by the evening train and return here again next morning. Such a habit could only be practiced by a fear of a night attack. Twelve or fourteen regiments are ordered to Harper's Ferry, to supply the vacancies created by deserters and the absence of those whose time has expired. The feeling of the privates in Patterson's command is varied.--Some say that they will not serve under the " Abolition General" Banks, who they have no confidence in. McMullen's Rangers and the Scott Legion, who served with honor in the Mexican campaign, intend to go home.--On the other hand, some from the interior of the State are loud in their criticisms of the military movements of Patterson, claiming for him the title of "rebel" and " traitor," saying he should have attacked Johnston, or cut off his retreat.
nd these operated upon by the Government at Washington. McDowell's force, it would seem, has been put to panic and flight by the condition of his men that Gen. Johnston was co-operating with Gen. Beauregard, and that it was a fight of one against two, the two having the protection of hidden batteries planted where foliage and rom the New York Post.] The rebel force was too great to withstand, and Gen. McDowell has fallen back upon his entrenchments at Alexandria. The junction of Johnston with Beauregard it was General Patterson's business to prevent. It is not right to blame a commander without knowing all the circumstances which controlled his orian, the causes of our defeat may be summed up briefly in a few words. Masked batteries, in-experienced officers, the unaccountable and unobstructed escape of Johnston's column from the upper Potomac, and the wild and fanatical clamor of the Tribune and its allies for an unseasonable advance; these are the pernicious influence