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Fuss and Feathers. --Gen. Wingfield Scott will be seventy-five years of age on the 13th of June--perhaps!
e U. S. army which marches on Richmond by the valley route will require a General of consummate ability. Mansfield would be competent for the position, but cannot well be spared from headquarters here, in consequence of the declining health of Gen. Scott. Mansfield is from Connecticut, and graduated at West Point in the Engineers, in 1822. He is about 60 years old, and one of the most valuable officers of the army. The invasion of Virginia, by the way of Alexandria, will also require a Gprobably be entrusted to General Beauregard, who will enter upon the duty cox amore. In the opinion of Major Anderson, Beauregard is a soldier of infinite resources, and equal to almost any emergency. Now, it is readily to be inferred from Gen. Scott's well-known caution that he would not dream of making a movement upon Richmond, by the three routes above described, with less than 50,000 troops--20,000 for the Valley route, 20,000 for the Alexandria route, and at least 10,000 for York River