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r adversary. The Northern people are growing a little surprised. They thought by overwhelming forces to crush out at once the spirit of resistance at the South. They expected Virginia to ground arms at the first appearance of the formidable Butler, the efficient McDowell, and the rhetorical McClellan. But the Virginians have not grounded arms, and are shooting their soldiers down in numbers, which it requires all their dissimulation to conceal. They paid their respects in a very significarst is to overrate yourself. It is exactly these mistakes which the North has committed, and they will find it out before another fortnight passes over their heads. They are decking their Generals' brows with laurels before the campaign opens. Butler is a hero before a battle is fought. His laurels will wither by the first burning of gunpowder. All their Generals are invincible, all their regiments invincible, before they have seen an enemy. Probably a single engagement will change their o
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the Baltimore Exchange, dated Towsontown, June 2, 1861, we find the following: The first day of June, 1861, will be a day ever memorable in the military annals of this nation. On yesterday the strongly fortified and almost impregnable city of Towsontown, containing at least one hundred citizens and a countless multitude of the canine species, was captured by the invincible heroes of Abraham Lincoln, led on by that able, experienced, and gallant officer, Major Straw. Let Major General Picayune Butler hide his diminished head. With three hundred valiant soldiers, the indomitable Picayune captured a pump; but the distinguished Straw, with only two hundred and fifty men, has taken a whole city and nearly frightened two old women out of their wits. At half-past 12 the enemy made their appearance; one column advancing from towards the Relay House, about one hundred strong, and another from the direction of Cockeysville, numbering about one hundred and fifty. They advanced b