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owing that his military life, like that of many other Generals, has been one of alternate triumphs and reverses. The Mexican victories, which gave him his chief eclat, were due more to Gen. Taylor's triumphant campaign on the Rio Grande, and to Gen. Lee's engineering skill on the Vera Cruz line, than to his own talents. Old Zack broke the spirit of the Mexicans at Palo Alto, Resaca, Monterey, and finally at Buena Vista, where the flower of the Mexican Army, under Santa Anna, was smashed to powre the splendid column of Scott, composed in great part of Old Zack's regulars, whom, with his usual magnanimity, the Lieutenant-General had despoiled Taylor of on the eve of the battle of Buena Vista, and commanded by such officers as Beauregard, Lee, Johnson and others. Nevertheless, old "Fuss and Feathers" managed to scramble off with a vast share of glory from the Mexican war, and became Lieutenant-General, which never consoled him, however, for the election of Taylor to the Presidency, or
Promotion. --Colonel Pickett, of Tennessee, has been promoted to the position of Adjutant General, in the regular Confederate service, of the division commanded by General Lee, now operating in Northwestern Virginia. Col. Pickett, it will be remembered, after a brilliant campaign last summer through the Northern States, advocating the election of Bell, was one of the first, after the election of Lincoln, to declare in favor of immediate secession, sustaining his position in the Tennessee Legislature by a series of arguments which added to his reputation as one among the most gifted of Tennessee's gifted young statement. Joined to his native talents, Col. Pickett has had experience also as a military commander, and will make an accomplished officer.
ir part in the general flurry. A Mr. Cowling, living near Claremont, only five miles from Alexandria, came into town yesterday with a wagon load of furniture, and immediately returned for another, and his wife. He declares that the Confederates have got to Claremont and ordered him to quit. Mr. Cowling has many anxious friends in Washington to-day. The Star very consequentially denies the rumor current this afternoon, and indeed all day, that Gen. Rosencranz has been surrounded by Generals Lee and Wise, and that a dispatch to that effect had been received at the War Department; but the denial may be denied in a day or two. One of the floating scandals of the Departments saith that Mr. Beverly Tucker, Consul to Liverpool, has been naughty in a financial point of view; that he has been drawing freely on Government "for relief to distressed sailors;" that he has incurred so heavy an amount of personal indebtedness in Liverpool, that the effects of the Consulate would have bee
e apprehension is felt for the safety of the Federal troops under Gen Rosencranz in Western Virginia. The Enquirer remarks: There seems to be no doubt that Gen Lee, with a large, well organized and well-provided army, is on his way from Staunton to Huntersville. The defeat of the Federal troops at Manassas enabled the Confederates to withdraw a large force from Richmond for operations in Western Virginia. General Lee is a very different officer from the deceased Garnett, who was simply a professor or teacher, while Lee is a practical, experienced field-officer. A dispatch from Rosencranz, Secretary to the Reserve Guard of this city, shows that he isLee is a practical, experienced field-officer. A dispatch from Rosencranz, Secretary to the Reserve Guard of this city, shows that he is apprehensive he needs more force than he has got to meet the Confederate force now in direction for Western Virginia. The New Orleans Battering ram. The same parties who arrived at New York from the South and gave the information of General Pillow's movements, have also furnished the New York Commercial with the following