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The Daily Dispatch: February 3, 1865., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
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formed an advance guard of the giant hosts which have been marshalled in this contest. Its most formidable weapons were pop guns to the huge missiles which have hurtled through the air in this Titanic struggle. We do no wrong to the memory of Washington, nor to the facts of history, when we say that he never gave such proof of military ability as General Lee--a soldier who, with limited means, has successfully resisted for four years the enormous power of the United States, and kept the Confedo economize their enthusiasm, and invest their surplus of that article in forbearance and charity, qualities which may be needed before this war is over. General Lee, great man that he is, is neither infallible, omniscient nor omnipotent. General Washington often lost battles, and was often the victim of misconstruction and misrepresentation at the hands of his friends. Let us not waste all our breath at the beginning of General Lee's new career, but retain a portion of it to sustain him at t
ve received New York papers of Monday, January 30th. Gold had gone up in two days from 198 to 220, but closed on Saturday at 212 1.2. The Second mission of Blair to Richmond. The Herald has a column of telegraphic "news" about Blair's second visit to Richmond. The correspondent knows nothing of the Southern "commissioners" being en route for Washington; nor, indeed, does he seem to know what he is talking about at all.--The whole account is filled with just such falsehoods as a Yankee Washington correspondent can invent. He says: As I stated a few days ago, Francis P. Blair, Sr., was sent for to return to Richmond, and in obedience to that request made his second visit to the capital of the Southern Confederacy. The message from there asking Mr. Blair to return stated that he would be met at Varina, on the James river, by a flag-of-truce boat, and thus enable him to avoid spending a night in the camp of the army, which he was forced to do on his former journey to Richm