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Northern sentiment.

After the battle there was a great clamor for the removal of Butler, the New York Tribune declaring that the President would show his wisdom by making peace with the Southern Confederacy at once if he was not willing to send generals into Virginia who were ‘up to their work,’ while the Herald sustained Butler ‘as evidently the right man in the right place.’

The Charleston Courier about the same time stated that a letter had been received in that city saying that a great reaction had taken place among the capitalists of New York and Boston, and that petitions were being circulated to be laid before Congress asking the peaceful recognition of the Southern Confederacy and the establishment of amicable relations by treaties; the speedy closing of the war, or else New York and Boston would be ruined cities.

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