A New military more.
The New York Tribune
says the country will be delighted to hear that President Lincoln
intends to take the command in person of the Federal
professes to consider the South
as still a part of the country, and therefore it includes us, no doubt, in the delight which is felt that Lincoln
is about to lead his legions to the field.
At any rate, we doubt whether all Yankeedom would hall with such rapture the appearance of Abraham in the battle as his revolted subjects of the South
We have been inviting him to do it all along; we have pointed out to him the example of President Davis
, who took the field on the famous 21st of July; we have urged him, as the accursed instrument of all the blood that has been shed in this war, to expose is own precious person to a battle field.
The hero of the long cloak and the Scotch cap, who skulked into Washington
in a baggage-car at midnight, and who surrounded himself with a body- guard to prevent the imaginary danger of assassination, has actually plucked up courage enough to put on regimentals, and to take command of the "Grand Army!" At least, so says the Tribune,
which may be poking fun at Abraham
, but may tell the truth.
Most devoutly do we hope that it may be true, and that Seward
may be persuaded to accompany their illustrious Chief, as his Aids, to the battle field.
will give to the Southern
rebels one such chance of retribution as this, not all the coats of mail that Yankee armorers have wrought, and one of which no doubt he always wears on his ungainly person, can save him from destruction.
There are Marylanders and Kentuckians in the Confederate army--to say nothing of the universal competition which would spring up to hit the bull's eye — who know the man personally, and who owe him a grudge which will be fed fat on the day that he tempts such a doom.
Would to Heaven that it were true, and that Seward
& Co., who have set in motion the whole infernal machinery of this war, would show one little spark of manhood, and for one minute present themselves in front of the people whom they are endeavoring to degrade and exterminate.