An awful battle at hand.
In view of the fact on every occasion, before and since the battle of Manassas
, the Federals
have run, when any demonstration was made on their front, the following, from the Herald,
will prove to the reader, refreshing, at least.
The hare idea of Yankees fighting a "terrible battle" is intensely amusing.
But Bennets gives a significant glance at startling probabilities, for the benefit of some of his Northern contemporaries.
A terrible battle is at hand between the 400,000 troops on the banks of the Potomac
--200,000 on either side — a battle which will be greater than that of Waterloo
, and will probably be decisive against the party which loses it. The mighty results depending on it will involve the destiny of the people of this continent, and perhaps of modern civilization.
If there should be a partial defeat of the Federal
army, let the abolition leaders who instigated the rebellion and the war — Phillips
, Tapper, Joy, and their associates — look out for another country, as this will be too hot to hold them.
If there should be a total defeat of the Federal
army, together with the capture of Washington
, let the anti-slavery demagogues, who for the last thirty years have been stirring up the embers of strife, which resulted in the Southern
revolt, look out as fast as they can for some asylum beyond the limits of the American
continent, for this is the only way in which they can consult the safety of their imperilled necks.