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Kentucky is becoming more evident every day. We should not only place the line of the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad beyond the possibility of danger, but prevent Kentucky from being overrun and overawed as Maryland has been, and carry the war at once to the Ohio. It is painful to think that a miserable force like that under Rosencranz should so long checkmate our movements in Western Virginia. We ought to start at once, both in Western Virginia and Kentucky, for the banks of the Ohio, and at least aspire to the preservation of our own side of that river from the enemy's incursions. When there, we can determine whether he shall enjoy the privilege of inflicting war upon others and escaping all its horrors himself. We have soldiers worthy of being led by a Napoleon. France never produced a more military people. Let our motto in the West be, Onward and Forward. To stand still there is imbecility and disgrace.
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