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The Daily Dispatch: September 10, 1862., [Electronic resource] 16 0 Browse Search
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and men to General Pope's army, while it is altogether probable that Lee's daily reinforcements have been less than twenty-five hundred; for military purposes Manassas Junction is in the midst of a desert. Gen. Lee, with his great army, even it undisturbed, cannot remain there. Hw be made public," we accept as signifying that the departure of General Lee from Manassas will, perhaps, be precipitated. It has been repore purpose of operating in the rear of General Pope's army, while General Lee made the attack on the front. All the six days fighting of our the same purpose. Instead of the whole rebel army moving back, General Lee carefully concealed his main force along the banks of the Rappah to Warrenton with 40,000 men, 5,000 of whom were cavalry, under Colonel Lee, to march along the country between the Blue Ridge and Bull Run e it could have any succor from Washington.--The cavalry dashes of Col. Lee were thought by some to be too daring if he was not confident of h
with the North. But we are acting on the offensive now, and while this acting, we have never been beaten. We have already destroyed or disorganized, or at any rate demoralized all his veteran troops. He can oppose to us only raw levies, which cannot stand before our soldiers, tried veterans as they are, animated by zeal wrought to a pitch almost of frenzy, and determined to conquer let the odds be what they may. If every other argument were wanting, we place our faith in the judgment of Gen. Lee. He knows what resistance he has to expect, and what his own troops can do He has not made this movement in the dark. He must be confident that he is engaging in an enterprise the success of which he cannot doubt. Otherwise no inducement would be sufficient to make him undertake it; for of all men, he is the last to be moved by popular clamor. We not prematurely; therefore, as we think, indulge the most pleasing anticipations. Even though we should fail, the public may rest assured tha