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ly and act decisively — that could pitch into a large, unwieldy body like the swordfish into the whale, and open the way into its vitality that would destroy it. He considered it so exceedingly difficult to handle large bodies of men, that he said that as great as were the Marshals with which he had surrounded himself, there was not one of them who could successfully manœuvre more than 20,000 men. If that were true of these great warriors, what are we to say of Butler, and Cadwallader, and Patterson, et id omne genus? In our struggle we are to have, as we have already had, a lively illustration of the manner in which the odds of numbers is met and overwhelmed by the superiority of moral power derived both from a sense of right and a sense of the inequality of numbers. The noble Southern men whose education has been on the sea, and who have surrendered their poses in the Federal Government to come home and fight for their native States, will feel as much these stimuli as their br
Latest News late from Winchester. Passengers who arrived on the Central cars yesterday, who left Winchester on Wednesday evening, report the retreat of General Patterson's command across the Potomac on the approach of General Johnston. It is further reported that of Col. Jackson's force of 4,500 which engaged Patterson's colPatterson's column on Tuesday, at, Falling Waters, near Martinsburg, there were six killed and twenty wounded, and it is believed there were about eighty of the enemy killed. The arrival of over forty prisoners at Winchester is confirmed. It seems useless to anticipate any pitched battle, as the enemy is apparently not disposed to give Gen.lish this morning from the Baltimore Sun, of Wednesday, the Northern account of the engagement between Gen. Johnston's advance force and the Federalists under Gen. Patterson, on the 2d inst. Of course it is very false, as are all the Northern accounts of the engagements with our troops are. Such lying reports as they give to the w
cial conveyance arrived in this town, bringing Corporal John N. McGinley, of the Independent Rangers, of Philadelphia, he being the first soldier brought here wounded in an action which took place this morning between the Federal troops under Gen. Patterson and the Confederates. Considerable excitement was at once occasioned upon the arrival of the wounded man, and eagerness to learn the news. From statements made by him, and those in higher authority, the Government telegraph operators have gleaned the following particulars: Between three and seven o'clock this morning the United States troops, which have been concentrating at Hagerstown and Williamsport for several days past, crossed the ford at Williamsport. Major General Patterson reviewed the troops as they filed past him. The morning was bright and beautiful, and the soldiers were in excellent spirits. Scouting parties, composed of Capt. McMullin's Rangers, and others selected from the 1st Wisconsin regiment