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Who are we fighting?

--The term "Yankee" ought no longer to be applied to the enemy. Such a term is not just to the fighting men on the other side, nor to ourselves. We are, in point of fact, literally and truly, invaded by a European army. That army is made up of Irishmen and Germans with a small proportion of Yankees. Whilst the Yankee Government deprecates bitterly the sympathy of European Governments with the South, its own main reliance is European soldiers. The prisoners just brought in are chiefly of this class. If we call them Yankees we not only commit an error in fact, but give the Yankees credit for fighting their own battles. We have just whipped an Irish and German army, whose bravest leader was a depraved Englishman; and it is an army of foreign mercenaries which still remains for us to whip on the borders of the Potomac.

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