The New York Herald
now boasts that the North
has an army of seven hundred thousand men in the field, of which fifty thousand are cavalry, and such a powerful weight of artillery as will soon demonstrate that ‘"Henven is always on the side of the strongest batteries."’ There is no terror to Southern minds in all this gasconade, and contempt of both God and man. The batties which have already taken place ought to satisfy even infidel scoffers that the battle is not always to the strong, and that there is a Providence above human wisdom and power, which directs and controls the issues of battles, as of all other earthly affairs.
As to the army of 700,000, that is 100,000 more than was pretended even by the lying reports of Cameron
, and, in all probability, just double the actual number in the field.
Half of that number is a vast force, but it is not magnificent enough for the inventive Herald.
It requires something approaching the host of Xerxes
to suit his imagination — a host which, in its character and destiny, seems to have profigured the Grand Army