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by any amount of murder, pillage, and fire raising, he can disturb the determined purpose of our Generals. They mean to drive the Yankees out of Washington and they will do it. There can be no stronger evidence of the utter absence of everything like military spirit among a people than the habit of making a vast parade about a small success. The Chinese, in the late war, happened to capture a dozen or two Frenchmen and Englishmen who had ventured too near the lines, and forthwith all Pekin was in blaze of fire-works, crackers and military enthusiasm. Our American Chinese stick closely to the Oriental pattern.--Nothing can exceed their exultation at having captured two little forts on a sand bank in North Carolina, manned by five or six hundred men, with a naval force of one hundred guns and a land force of ,500 men. Picayune Butler becomes forthwith one of the greatest Generals of the age, and old Wool announces his exploits in tones that would become a victory such as Auster