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The Daily Dispatch: June 11, 1861., [Electronic resource], War matters. (search)
The Daily Dispatch: June 11, 1861., [Electronic resource], Commissariat of an Army (search)
Commissariat of an Army --Gen. Scott.--A Washington letter to the Baltimore Sun says: It was not until late years (comparatively speaking) that the importance of an efficient Quartermaster's Staff has been realized even by such a military nation as the French. The English were first to excel in this respect, and their
ten upon spoliations of the treasury in times of war will be driven from their prey.
These sort of characters here and elsewhere are now seriously embarrassing Gen. Scott, the Cabinet and other superior officers, by urging a hot-haste sort of war policy, the object being to so precipitate matters that there shall be no time to invite proposals for the delivery of articles, to the end that contracts shall be given to the lowest bidders.
Thus if Gen. Scott should be forced to advance into Virginia, and be driven back, then the exigencies of the public service would be still greater than they now are, and there would then be no end to preying upon the p
The Daily Dispatch: June 11, 1861., [Electronic resource], Correction. (search)