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inion of Napoleon upon a military subject requires any support. That people, although quarrelling among themselves, for centuries maintained their independence against the great powers that lay on the North and. West of their mountains. Neither France nor Germany was ever able to subdue them, and Charles the Bold, though the most warlike prince of his day, was overthrown on the bloody field of Morat with more than two-thirds of his army. The English tried for several centrueis to conquer Scotland, and they often drove the whole population from the plain to the mountains; but beyond that point they could not penetrate. The wave of English invasion broke and scattered against the sterile rocks of the Scottish Highlands. Now, we are very strongly of the opinion that Burnside is not the man to conduct a mountain campaign, or indeed any other sort of campaign. He owes his present situation to the mean-spirited confessions which he made after the battle of Fredericksburg, when he s