is boasting of his ability to whip Joe Johnston
need to brag in the same style.
His daily bulletins from the Chickahominy
, announcing that he had driven Johnston
to the wall, &c., are not yet forgotten.
There was scarcely a day in the siege of Richmond
did not whip Johnston
— on paper.
The grim Confederate chief made no reply in words, and we observe that he is equally silent now. Grant
might learn wisdom and modesty from the fate of McClellan
He might take a lesson in dignity and manliness from the veteran whom he boasts that he can demolish, and who may in addition favor him, perhaps, with one or two lessons upon the art of war, as taught by a great master, which he will remember till his last hour.