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far from having been crushed, had increased in strength, and was daily waxing greater. Hence old Scott determined to take "a hasty plate of soup" in Richmond on the 4th of July. But, upon second thought, he changed his mind and put off the grand catastrophe until the 21st. Then the "Grand Army" was to move in force and bear down all before it. Accordingly, it set out upon that day, having been engaged for some days previously in marshalling its forces, crossing the river; and fighting at Ball Run. It left few troops behind it, either in Washington or Alexandria. Old Scott, after he was whipped, fled, like the egregious old scoundrel he is, by saying that he was not ready when he under took to whip the rebels on the 21st. The face is, that he was ready, as far as he over could be ready. He sent over all his force. Only two hundred men were left to guard the bridge over the Potomac. How the "rebels" used the Grand Army is matter of history. There never was such a road, consider