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[363] out by the Titan arms of steam, and had not a little to do in preparing the country for the higher and more effective policy soon to be adopted.

We are restricted from indulging in any description of war scenes, for this book is a record of the deeds of a non-combatant; one who nevertheless swayed a mightier power than any General in the army, or any minister in the Cabinet. But in introducing what Mr. Sumner said in the Senate, when funeral honors were being paid to Col. Baker, we will cast a glance at the feeling in Washington, on the night which followed the battle of Ball's Bluff.

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