correspondent of the New York Tribune thus hits at Major General McClellan
comes within the angle of incidence.
The train of peace-makers, bearing palms and singing pastorals, with the venerable bell-wether, Mr. Crittenden
, in the van, is halled by a flourish of trumpets from the lips of Major General McClellan
He has concluded an enduring truce.
When Gen. Harney
was baited into a similar trap in Missouri
, it was supposed no other General would be immediately led into a pitfall but we are to live and learn with each diurnal paying-out of our mortal coll.
When Gen. McClellan
telegraphed to Washington
some weeks ago for permission to buy fifty dollars' worth of pine lumber for a camp-chapel, there were many who believed that he would wield the sword of the spirit with more muscle than the carnal weapon of Ames
& Co.'s manufacture.
His genius is not war, but negotiation.
He shines in diddled diplomacy, and is second in the order of Generals
who preach peace on earth and good will to men.