On to Richmond by the political General
is the only Politician General, save Butler
, who has attempted that terrible Jordan
of "On to Richmond
" He is one of the most prominent of the foresworn public men of the North
He was one of the most ultra of State-rights men there, and carried his sympathies with the South
to an extremes that threw almost into the shade the most zealous supporters of the same doctrines in the South
When the war broke out he promptly swallowed everything he ever said about the Constitution
and Southern rights, and offered his services to the Government
that had crushed the Constitution
and was bending all its energies to destroy the South
He caught a place in the army, and being a man of influence in New York, it was given him as a matter of policy no doubt.
He has distinguished himself by his bitterness and the malignity of his measures in the department assigned to him. He has been the rival of Daniel
S. Disk another man of New York utterly treacherous to his former principles and declarations.
They were rivals for the public honors of their State, and are now rivals in their zeal in support of the Lincoln
They belong to the same political school with Butler
, who is their equal in ability and somewhat ahead of them in infamy.
What put it into the head of the great General Dix
that he could take Richmond
after the failure of so many educated military men, it is hard to tell.
Now, if Richmond
had been in New York, and there was a chance to get into it by "bargain, intrigue, and corruption, " this New York politician would be a first rate tactician to guide a charge upon it. But as this is not the case, and nothing short of strategic skill and bravery, superior to any yet employed against it, can succeed, why the expedition of the great Dix
is an absurdity. --We begin to suspect that Dickinson
suggested it to Lincoln
and caused it to be determined upon, in order to wind up his old rival.
He could not adopt a better plan to settle his hash, and a New York politician could hardly fore go so good an opportunity to use up an enemy!