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The Daily Dispatch: June 15, 1861., [Electronic resource], Fun in
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General Scott. We have never been among those who regretted the determination of General Wing Field Scott to remain at the head of the Northern Army. We have long been accustomed to hear him sGeneral Wing Field Scott to remain at the head of the Northern Army. We have long been accustomed to hear him styled, in the hyperbolical language so common in our country, the "great chieftain of the age," and have little doubt that he considers himself so; but have never yet seen any evidence of remarkable m
In the Mexican war, General Taylor whipped the poor devils so often and so thoroughly before General Scott appeared upon the field, that the latter, with the aid of Lee's engineering, had a comparati iotism of the country promptly threw its mantle at the time over the old man's shoulders.
Gen. Scott once visited Europe, and having heard himself so often called the "great captain of the age." t Wingfield, (or Winfield,) as be chooses to style it, was a man scarcely heard of. It is due to Scott's genuine courage to say that, none of the wounds he received in the late war, and which he refe