New plan of Campaign.
, whose military genius has hitherto been chiefly displayed in practical illustrations in the art of retreating, which is said to require even greater skill that of advancing, is recommending in his paper that no farther attack be made upon Manassas
; but that a strong force be landed upon the Potomac
, as the mouth of the Occoquan
, within ten miles of the Confederate
right flank, and at Dumfries
, within twenty miles of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad, so as to turn our position at Manassas
, and cut off the retreat of our army, whilst Banks
' column should move simultaneously, &c.
That is seems that, after all Gen. McClellan
's warnings to the press, they will not hold their tongues.
When a civilian obtains a little knowledge of military matters, it is impossible to make him keep the peace Nevertheless, leaky vessels may be of service to somebody.
will, no doubt, be ready for any movement of the enemy is any direction, whether by Dumfries
, from Newport News across the river, or via Western Virginia
We now recollect it was Ray Mond who modestly suggested, in the beginning of the war, that ‘ "two well-equipped million of twenty-five thousand sick moving from Washington
and Fortress Monroe
,"’ would capture our city with in . No doubt it was because Johnston
at one point, and Marauder at another, would not permit the execution of this plan, that Richmond
is not taken.