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Ninth "On to Richmond." (search)
The Ninth "On to Richmond." The Federalists are essaying their ninth "on to Richmond." They have had three by the way of the Piedmont, viz: One under McDowell, the first Manassas; one under McClellan, when he captured the wooden guns at Manassas, and fled back to Washington affrighted at the mysterious disappearance of the Confederates under Johnston, who he apprehended might as mysteriously appear again and catch him floundering in the mud; and use (last of the three) under Pope. They have had two by way of the Peninsula — the first under the Beast, and the second under McClellan. One via the river, cut short at Drewry's Bluff, and two via Fredericksburg, the first under Burnside and the second under Hooker, the Northern Bombastes. So here are eight "one to Richmond." Now General Keyes proposes the Ninth, and our citizens are entertained by the daily rumors and dispatches by couriers, announcing the whereabouts and doings of the body or bodies of Yankees whom it is designed t