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The Daily Dispatch: November 14, 1863., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
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owing estimate of the strength of the Federal army is based upon reports obtained from three different and well informed sources just before the battle, and I am satisfied, as you would be if you were in possession of all the facts, that it approximates the truth very nearly: McCook's corps, three divisions, (Sherman's Davis's, and R. R. Johnson's,)18,000 Thomas's corps, four divisions, (Rousseau's, Negley's, Brannan's, and Reynolds's.)25,000 Crittenden's corps, three divisions, (Palmer's, Van-Cleve's, and Wood's,)18,000 Granger's reserve corps, three divisions, (Morgan's, Steadman's, and Granger's,)15,000 77,000 This is exclusive of Stanley's corps of cavalry composed of three divisions. Some small detachments from this large force, say 12,000 in all, were on duty in the rear, leaving 65,000 fighting men who were actually present and engaged in the battle. Opposed to this formidable Army Gen. Bragg did not have, exclusive of cavalry, exceeding 40,000 men. And
The Daily Dispatch: November 14, 1863., [Electronic resource], A speech from the builder of the Confederate Privateers. (search)
ed itself liable to damages if they had seized the Alabama, but the recent speech by Earl Russell at Blairgowrie did not seem to agree with that delivered by the Premier. Earl Russell had undertaken to say something which he would not be able to carry out. He laid it down that if they found the law not sufficient they would go to Parliament for an indemnity. He (Mr. Laird) believed Parliament would not indemnify to act if it was supposed, to transgress the law. [Cheers.] Up to the time an act of indemnity was passed there was a law by which all were bound. Laws were not made for an Administration, but for the country, and they were bound to obey the law as they, found it, and they were not bound to obey laws made hereafter. [Hear, hear, and applause.] Mr. Laird concluded by alluding to the speech recently made by Sir Roundel Palmer, Attorney General, pointing out the inconsistency of that gentleman contradicting in October statements which were made by himself in March last.