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ting lie National party Platforms of 1852 Gen. Scott election of Pierce and King. but, whatevntial candidate, Mr. Fillmore had 133 votes, Gen. Scott 131, Mr. Webster 29. On the next, Gen. ScotGen. Scott had 133, and Mr. Fillmore but 131. These proportions were nearly preserved through three or four days--Gen. Scott gaining slightly and unsteadily on Mr. Fillmore--till, on the fiftieth ballot, Gen.Gen. Winfield Scott received 142, and on the fifty-second 148. On the next, he was nominated; having 1g party, and the integrity of the Union. Gen. Scott made haste to plant himself unequivocally anhey made their gain wholly at the expense of Gen. Scott. When the polls were closed and the result mmed up as follows: For Pierce, 1,601,274; for Scott, 1,386,580; for Hale, 155,825; Pierce over ScoScott, 214,694; over Scott and Hale together, 58,896. And, whatever else the Election might have meanScott and Hale together, 58,896. And, whatever else the Election might have meant, there was no doubt that the popular verdict was against Slavery agitation, and in favor of maint
f the 23d--the day of her election aforesaid-Gen. Scott gave the order for an advance; and, before mdirectly to Winchester from Martinsburg; and Gen. Scott wrote back to say that, if he found that movmovement to Charlestown he first proposed to Gen. Scott was intended to be. * * Question by the ? A week is enough to win a victory. * * Winfield Scott. To this, Patterson responded as follement, by its Editor, of a conversation with Gen. Scott at his own dinner-table on the Tuesday beforand very nearly the language of a portion of Gen. Scott's conversation on the occasion referred to. lt with it: I do not believe that it was Gen. Scott's plan. I do not think he would promulgate cape themselves scot free — not only free from Scott, but from all our other Generals. They wish tny such plan as that which The Times says is Gen. Scott's plan of carrying on the war would leave th sturdily resisted. III. The failure of Gen. Scott to send forward with Gen. McDowell a force a[25 more...]
than twenty thousand good and well-disciplined men. This opinion was concurred in by all the officers of his command, and their memoranda on the subject were made inclosures of Major Anderson's letter. The whole was immediately laid before Lieut.-Gen. Scott, who at once concurred with Major Anderson in opinion. On reflection, however, he took full time, consulting with other officers, both of the Army and of the Navy, and, at the end of four days, came reluctantly but decidedly to the same coould go. I asked his consent, also, to obtain from the military authorities a pass. Having jurisdiction on the other side of the Potamac, they were to be consulted, and the necessary formalities observed. The President authorized me to say to Gen. Scott that I had conversed with him, and that, while he gave no sanction whatever to my visit to Richmond, he did not object to my going there on my own responsibility. Mr. May carefully avoided all disclosure of the purport of his conferences wi
dispelled all lingering illusions as to the capacity of Gen. Scott for the conduct of a great war. Though it was still deemer was felt by every intelligent Unionist. It was he, Winfield Scott, and none other, who had precipitated a third of our fr desired or expected any such conflict as this. It was Gen. Scott who had given the orders under which Gen. McDowell advanand of the order for battle; but arrived too late to see Gen. Scott and obtain it. Badly as Patterson had behaved, he had reported, on the 18th, by telegraph to Scott, his flank movement to Charlestown; which, any one could see, left Gen. Johnston an the 20th--the day before Bull Run — he had telegraphed to Scott that Johnston had actually departed on that errand. Gen.Gen. Scott, in commenting on Gen. Patterson's testimony in a deliberately written statement, made to the Committee on the Conduccommenced as early, I think, as the 18th of July. Though Gen. Scott remained nominally in chief command until the last day o