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Northern journals are again delighting their readers with the assurance that Lincoln is about to take the control of military affairs. We wish we could believe one word these gentry say. As everybody in Lincoln a dominions is playing General now, we don't see why the great Lincoln himself should refrain from the exercise of his own undoubted military genius. That Lincoln possesses the qualities which peculiarly fit him for a Yankee Generalissimo, was shown by his masterly entry into Washington, on the eve of his inauguration. That fine piece of strategy will not soon be forgotten by mankind. Nothing could equal the felicity of the conception but the dauntless courage of the execution. Learning that the train conveying Mrs. Lincoln and his family were likely to encounter obstructions which would upset the cars and abolish the whole party, he magnanimously left them to their fate, and embarked himself in the baggage room of another train, disguised in a Scotch cap and long cloak, in which guise he penetrated to Washington, and completely filled the insidious designs against his precious life, which Mrs. Lincoln and the children were left to encounter. A General who does not care to encumber himself with baggage, but cheerfully sacrifices wife and children for his own good, can be safely trusted in any position. The Southern sharpshooters would never be able to find him, and whoever might be hurt, it would not be Lincoln. We fear, however, that Lincoln will never take the field. He is too generous to rival the military renown of his Generals, and too humane to expose the North to the inconsiderable anguish of a possible bereavement of their idolized Chief.--We wish he could overcome these scruples, and give free scope to the martial instincts of his character. If he could be persuaded to show himself for only thirty seconds in front of a single Confederate marksman, he would make a name in history. The South would forgive both Lincoln and Seward all the wrongs it has suffered at their hands, if they, who have set everybody else to fighting and deluged the land with blood, would share the perils of only one battle.
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