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The Daily Dispatch: February 18, 1862., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
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he greatest Captain of the age till the battle of Manassas. Fremont was a magnificent soldier, till they found out that he was a thief. Gen. Patterson was a mighty man of war, till he failed to come to time on the 21st of July. The Western General Sherman was a great chieftain, till he was discovered to be crazy. The Southern Sherman was about to gobble down Carolina and Georgia, till he had an attack of dyspepsia. Another of their first Captains was Gen. Stone, who stood high with them forSherman was about to gobble down Carolina and Georgia, till he had an attack of dyspepsia. Another of their first Captains was Gen. Stone, who stood high with them for a time, but has just been victimized on account of their whipping at Ball's Bluff, and been actually sent to Fort Lafayette on the charge of strong "Secession proclivities." Nothing can exceed the ardor with which Yankee Doodle worships a fresh military idol, except the fury with which he sacrifices him in the first freak of his caprice. Poor old Scott, lately so large and shining, lies out of doors now, like some worn out old Chinese block, with all the gilding torn off, the nose batter
f their country, to drive back, at all buzzards, the fiend-like invaders of the sunny South; they are evincing this determination every day by the large numbers that are re-enlisting for another term of service. It argues that it is not for the paltry remuneration, received at the hands of the Government, which induces them to serve their country, out that they are actuated by patriotism and nobler impulses. An election in the New Kent cavalry, to fill a vacancy occasioned by the demise of Capt. Melville Vaiden, was held a few days ago, which resulted as follows — viz: Telemachus Taylor, Captain; Wm. E. Clopton, 1st Lieutenant; Oliver M. Chandler, 2d Lieutenant; Southey L. Savage, 3d Lieutenant; James S. Christian, 2d Sergeant; Michael Sherman, 5th Sergeant, Samuel H. Apperson, 4th Corporal. This company has done hard service since it has been on the Peninsula. It has been on an out-post all the winter, but the men perform their duties with alacrity and cheerfulness. Dyke.