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McClellan's Lessees. We stated, some time ago, our belief that McClellan had lost, since he landed in Virginia, at least 80,000 men. That we made a good guess, we are now enabled to prove from McClellan had lost, since he landed in Virginia, at least 80,000 men. That we made a good guess, we are now enabled to prove from the showing of the Yankees themselves. 1st Chandler, in his speech, says that, first and last, 158,000 men had been sent to him. this information he obtained from the War office. It cannot th
ent of the Cincinnati --a thorough war paper — says that President Lincoln, after his visit to McClellan at Berkley said to four gentlemen, only the Friday before the day on which he was writing, "wi wn to the Peninsula."
Now, the half of 158,000 is 79,000, and this is the actual loss of McClellan's army, according to Lincolns estimate.
As we may be sure he did not exaggerate his own losse es at 80,000.
our own estimate.
As the Yankee President can get no account of these men from McClellan, who is constantly writing that he defeated our army in every battle, in which he himself was