The Northern papers cannot conceal their chagrin at the complete rout Banke has sustained from Jackson
In their accounts they speak of Banks
's army as greatly infecter in numbers to Jackson
's. They style it ‘"the feeble column of Gen Banks
."’ Nevertheless, it is evident that great alarm has been caused by Jackson
's sudden appearance upon the banks of the Potomac
There is a great stir among the new recruits in New York and places of renderings in the West
The Philadelphus Inquirer
blows tremendously about the new regiments going forward, and thinks they will strike terror to the heart of ‘"Stonewall
"’ Gen. Jackson
is one of those resolute and ever watchful commanders who are not to be taken by surprise, and will not be alarmed by mere report of an enemy.
He will not part with the new recruits of the North
he is threatened with till they have a touch of his quality.
He is one of the men who does not think about adds.
He wants an effective army of respectable numbers, well drilled, well equipped, and confident in him. With such an army — and we believe he has it — he can do a deal of marching and fighting.
If he is really in Maryland
he will not leave the State
until he achieves something is compensate for going into it, and not then unless he is compelled.
It is evident that Lincoln
is not a little exercised by the movement of General Jackson
He has issued very peremptory orders to disregard all the forms and delays of the red tape system, and uniform and equip instantly the recruits that are in New York, form them into companies and regiments, and hurry them on as fact as possible.
The extreme activity in this respect betokens the sense of exigency and of danger.