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The Daily Dispatch: September 12, 1861., [Electronic resource], Skirmishing — spirit and health of the army, &c. (search)
Congressman Ely. --Bennett does not think much of this individual. He is opposed to exchanging him for Commander Barron, because, he says: "he is a politician of that school which has brought all the trouble upon us, and is not worth even a drummer-boy. We hope the rebels will hold him fast to the end of the war. He had no business at Bull Ran." Poor Ely meets with no sympathy from friends or foe. When first taken, he protested that he was a non-combatant, and had only come out torouble upon us, and is not worth even a drummer-boy. We hope the rebels will hold him fast to the end of the war. He had no business at Bull Ran." Poor Ely meets with no sympathy from friends or foe. When first taken, he protested that he was a non-combatant, and had only come out to see the fun. We wonder if he ever read Æsor's Fables? If he has, perhaps he may remember the story of the Storks and the Crane. It is hard, nevertheless, to be treated in this style by one's own friends.