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ynchburg by the circuitous route of Gordonsville and Charlottesville, and the short line to Petersburg. It is very evident that the measures directed against Gen. Bunter have already involved the troops under that officer, as well as, those under Pope and Crooks, in great peril; that it is entirely beyond their power to engage in offensive operations, and that if they succeed in getting back to Winchester in safety, it is all that can be expected of them. It is reported to-day that Generalto him by the Burkesville Railroad, the distance from Richmond being 121 miles. It is very strongly fortified, and although it might be taken by a well appointed force of fifty-thousand troops, it certainly cannot be by the troops under Hunter and Pope. It is understood at Richmond that large detachments of Gen. Lee's army have been sent to certain points on the Danville Railroad in order to defeat any attempt to destroy it; and it is certain that both that road and the Virginia Central Road, f
ears, and of six hundred vessels of war for the same period, and will at the same time take into consideration the enormous waste that has occurred in every department, from the cupidity of contractors will arrive at the same conclusion.--The Yankees have been carrying on this gigantic war for three years, without paying a cent of money. It is the most tremendous experiment ever made upon popular credulity, and it has succeeded in a way which it is amazing to think of. The ironical eulogy of Pope upon paper money is constantly recurring to the memory: "Blest paper credit, last and best supply, That lends corruption lighter wings to fly, Gold, imped by thee can compass hardest things, Can pocket States-can fetch and carry kings. A single leaf shall waft an army o'er, Or ship off Senates to some distant shore." We have heard the Yankee resources spoken of as marvellous, and the sums expended in this war cited as a proof of their inexhaustible character. We do not see th