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ted in front of Richmond His "strategic movement and his "change of base," by which he designated his headlong flight from Mechanicville to Berkeley, have become the laughing stock of the world Pope was undoubtedly a great braggart. He boasted that his headquarters were in his ended; that he had never seen anything but the backs of his enemies, and that he left his rear to take care of itself. But surely McClellan's Paradies upon the bulletins of Napoleon after the little skirmishes at Rich Mountain, his address to his troops at Washington, in which he said that hereafter there was to be no retrograde movement; his threat to "press Johnston to the wall;" his declaration. while he was cowering under the protection of his gunboats at Berkeley, that he was determined to take Richmond still; his grant of permission to his troops to record their own shame by ing on their colors the names of the battles in which they had fled like sheep before the Confederates--surely, we say, all there
Promoted. --Colonel John Pegram, of this city, who acted with distinguished gallantry at Rich Mountain, and who was wounded and made prisoner there, was yesterday appointed by the President a Brigadier General, and assigned to duty as commander of a cavalry brigade in Maj.-Gen. E Kirby Smith's army.
able. They are dull, flat, prosaic, and constructed with so little ingenuity that the smallest capacity can detect them. They very much resemble his tactics, in which we vainly look for a spark of that genius which illuminate the campaigns of Frederic and Napoleon, and make us half forget the misery they inflicted in our admiration of the consummate skill with which they were conducted. His strategy consists simply, in the eternal use of the spade and shovel, and with the exception of Rich Mountain his victories were all gained upon paper. The New York Tribune is preparing to sift the forthcoming report to the bottom. The Herald having asserted that the near prospect of the publication made the radical editors a little nervous, Greeley retorts by giving the Herald the lie direct, declaring at the same time that the publication in question is so exactly the very thing that the aforesaid radicals are desirous of seeing that, while they are doubtful of the propriety of making it
nd that they had twelve men killed and the Confederates six. The truth is, that we had six light howitzers and had but one man (John Wyatt) killed, while we buried twenty seven of their men on the field, and, from all the information we could gather from the people living on the road along which they fled, killed and wounded four or five times that number, who were carried off. We had but 1,160 men in the battle, while they had six fresh and full regiments. The Confederate force at Rich Mountain is given at 3,000. It was less than 300. The Yankees had gained a great victory in the first battle of Manassas, when Johnston arrived with 27,000 fresh troops and snatched it from them. We had but 27,000 men all told, and the battle was fought by less than half that number. The Yankees were 50,000 strong. At Kearnstown Jackson is said by this veracious chronicler to have had 12,000 men and the Yankees 8,000. In point of fact, Jackson had 3,700, the Yankees 18,000, and so o
Undergoing trial. --Captain L'Eycure, captain of the Foreign Legion, a company attached to Colonel Evans's reserve forces, of this city, is undergoing trial by court-martial at this time upon the charge of counseling his men to desert while in the trenches, a short time since. At the breaking out of the war, the accused enlisted in the Sharpshooters went with them to Rich mountain, and was there taken prisoner. Subsequently, he was released on his parole, returned here, and until recently was connected with the Secession Club restaurant, on Main street.
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