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k with only ten thousand men on the Peninsula; the Confederates whipped him out of his senses at Williamsburg, and the swamps of the Chickahominy without any assistance but their own potent exhalations, decimated his ranks. And when at last the great battle of Richmond came off, what became of the wonderful General? He was whipped like a dog from the strongest fortifications on the continent, and forced to seek inglorious refuge under the shadow of his gunboats. It will not do to talk of McClellan as a great General. He is "played out" long ago. He is a great braggart and a great falsifier, as his innumerable boastful and lying productions from this neighborhood demonstrated, and an insincere and weak-spirited man, as his hollow laudation of Gen. Kearney, who had so roundly denounced him, fully proved; but he lost ten times as many men as Burnside in his "on to Richmond." The North need not expect to scare the South from its propriety by the ghost of a dead and buried reputation.
the good of the country and a lasting reputation of honor and usefulness will not be lost. Let Governor Seymour lead the way and an extra session of Congress, with a new conservation House of Representatives, may work out the actions deliverance. Burnside on the Mourner's Bench — he Penitently Answers the Inquiries of the Congressional Committee--neither his officers not men would come to time on Sunday. Perhaps the most interesting article in the New York capers is the report of Burnside's examination by the committee of the Abolition Congress on his failure to get to Richmond. He was requested by the committee before whom he appeared to make his statement his own and this is it. When after the battle of Antietam General McClellan decided to cross the Potomac, I said to him that, in my opinion, he would never be able to take this army on that route beyond the Rappahannock, unless he succeeded in fighting the enemy at some place on this side. That if he proposed to go
t Falmouth, the letter-writers declaring that Burnside is a commander of "dash," but his "dash" fallhave happened. The sworn testimony of General Burnside himself corrects the erroneous impressiono peg whereon to hang a doubt." What does General Burnside testify ? His evidence is explication sevwould have turned the position above or below Burnside, after this lesson, will, perhaps, do better removal of McClellan and the substitution of Burnside, in the middle of a winter campaign, while thridge materials to Aquia Creek. On the 14th, Burnside, feeling uneasy that he had received no intelhey had ever heard of the pontoons. Although Burnside had sent his plan to the authorities at Washi to see it carried out, but thought it was Gen. Burnside's business to look after the pontoons in Washington. This is cool. Burnside was suddenly placed in command of a large army, and was to leaveven men of common sense. The only suggestion Burnside received from headquarters was a caution not [11 more...]