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The Daily Dispatch: March 23, 1863., [Electronic resource], From Port Royal — a Chapter about the Monitors. (search)
to effect this result. Foster, as you doubtless have heard are this, returns to his department of North Carolinas, while Hunter retains the troops composing the late expedition, and supervises the preliminaries of the approaching campaign. I think to this affair as the masterpiece of blundering during the war. More than all, it is a cruel injustice to two officers--Generals Hunter and Foster themselves. If Hunter was capable of administering the Department of the South, why send Foster herHunter was capable of administering the Department of the South, why send Foster here to gather Israelis which belonged to him alone; and if it were not intended for Foster to remain, why rob him of the flower of the North Carolina army? I am informed that he brought with him here the best regiments under his command — regiments liimpossible. What has Foster done that he should thus be started on a fool's errand; and why was it attempted to supplant Hunter at the very moment when his military abilities could be made useful? A late gunboat reconnaissance in the direction