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There are some who talk of a war of p ts and skirmishes — of strategy and endurance.
This failure is an answer to all such.
Behind a breastwork, poor soldiers are nearly equal to good ones, since flight is often more dangerous than persistence, while discipline goes for little; good marksmanship is the main point.
No, the Union is not to be saved by any system of petty warfare.
It we have no better recourse, we may as well give it up.
"Ah!" says a shrewd one, "you want Gen. Scott to offer battle whether he is ready or not" No, sir; we want him not to give battle till he is perfectly ready.
He understands all that business a great deal better than we do, or ever will.
But we do want him to be at the head of a force with which he can not only offer battle when he thinks at, but compel the enemy to accept it. That is the whole story.
It he thinks 50,000 men enough to walk right over the rebels, then 50,000 he it, in spite of our demurrers.
If he wants 100,000 imme