Light often comes from quarters in which it was least expected.
It is a common occurrence in this world, and has been particularly no in this war.
The appointment of Gen. Dick Taylor
to an important command produced a great outcry at the time, particularly in Congress.
It was alleged that he was incompetent, and owed his appointment to the fact of being the President
He has, nevertheless, turned out to be one of the most enterprising and successful Generals
in the service.
He seems to be a regular chip of the old block,--a genuine son of old Rough and Ready, inheriting all his father's energy and perseverance, and no small share of his good fortune.
If the telegraph speaks the truth, the last stroke of Gen. Taylor
was a master.
If he has really routed Banks
, and is on his way to join Johnston
, he may be the means of compensating, in some degree, for the disaster of Vicksburg
seems to be gathering new laurels in Mississippi
His exploit in repulsing the attack of Osterhaus
is the only gleam of light that we have from the immediate vicinity of Vicksburg
We are glad to see that there is some vitality left in the army that was expected to make an effort for the relief of that unfortunate but glorious city.