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," contrived to bring his mind to the discussion of anything else.--He, however, did lug in at the conclusion of his harangue a few words about the war, and we find from these few what the Count is evidently fishing for. He wants to attach himself to the Government by taking part in politics, which he has been studying in Europe. He is now a politician, and would like to appear as ambassador before a European Court. He will aim at the Court of St. James! He will stand as good a chance as Bennett or Wyckoff. His first move is to help to elect the next President. He is for Grant or McClellan. We quote, by way of concluding this notice, (much too long of such a Yankee humbug, save that he has been so well known here,) with the following characteristic remarks with which the Count concludes his talk to the New Yorkers: I tell you, then, in conclusion, if Richmond is taken in three months, you know what General will take it, and who will then be President; if not, then he is no
ington, Sept. 16. 1863. Hon. J. G. Knapp, Judge, &c., Musitla, N M.:Sir: Your letter of the 4th August, complaining of military arrests, was slow in reaching me, and then such was the urgent and continued occupation of the President in the great affairs of the Government, that I have not been able till now to fix his attention upon the particular outrage upon you, as your letter makes me believe it to be. There seems to be a general and growing disposition of the military wherever stationed to engross all power, and to treat the civil Government with contumacy, as if the object were to bring it into contempt. I have delivered my opinion very plainly to the President, and I have reason to hope that he, in the main, concurs with me in believing that those arbitrary measures ought to be suppressed. He has issued an order to have Capt Bennett called to account for his arbitrary conduct in your case. I remain very respectfully,Your obedient servant, Edward Bates.
The Daily Dispatch: April 20, 1864., [Electronic resource], Later from Europe — the rebel rams building in France. (search)
has always been its newspaper press. Before the war our people used to be familiar with the peculiarities of all the leading journals. They preserve still the same characteristics. The Herald is quite as ridiculous and bombastic as of old. A while ago it was urging Lincoln for President. Suddenly it dropped Abraham and took up General Grant. Now the only man to save the Yankees from ruin is this same Grant, while "Old Abe" is nothing but a "smutty joker," to use the Herald's refrain. Bennett goes in for whipping England and France off hand, but is willing to pardon the "rebels" if they will embrace the amnesty, and would not object to the escape of Jeff Davis, provided he craw is off quietly through Texas into Mexico. The Tribune has distinguished itself lately by coming out as an advocate of amalgamation. That reminds me that Rev. Dr. Tying has declared lately in the pulpit that the negro is the superior of the white man. Greeley belongs to the anti-Lincoln faction of the Re
The Daily Dispatch: May 21, 1864., [Electronic resource], The War News — Grant Quiet — Another Reverse for Butler on the Southside — the battles in Louisiana, &c. (search)
e that the rumored capitulation of the rebel Gen. Lee and his army are untrue. The rejoicings over Grant's "victories" are universal. Gov. Seymour ordered one hundred guns to be fired. The Rector of Trinity Church offers solemn thanksgiving. The House of Representatives, "on the Union side of the House," cheered and huzzaed most obstreperously. Everybody, every where, was too happy to attend to business. The Herald has an article which, for mendacity and braggardism, is one of Bennett's best. It is beaned, "Gen. Lee in full retreat. Onward to Richmond." It says that the retreat cannot save him, that the "irresponsible veterans of the Army of the Potomac are close upon his track, strengthened by their great successes," &c. "On the other hand, the strength, the unity, the prestige, the marate, the efficiency, of the retreating army are gone. We anticipate this retreat of Lee will become a rout," &c, and so on for half an hour. Remarkable Operations of the flying D
t arm amputated; J T Halley, hand; W B Dillion, leg; J M Hundley, leg; J R Morrison, hand; R Searer, hip; D Muck, foot; S H Muck, finger off; H H Marshall, leg; B F Stephens, leg amputated; J R Billings, side; W G Davis, finger off. Recapitulation.--Killed, 10; wounded, 83. Total, 98. R W. Cridin in, Captain 38th Va Infantry. Whig, Enquirer, Examiner, and Sentinel please copy. List of the killed, wounded and missing in the Courtney Artillery, Cutshaw's battalion, on the 17th May, 1864: Killed: Lt R N Vaughan, Private M T Hooper. Wounded: Lt Courtney and Private Jas Abbott. Missing, supposed to have been captured: Lt B C Maxwell, comd'g battery, Serg't B F Morrisett and B W Bennett, Corpia J W Hall, J B Cheatham, Jas Wilson, and Robt E Johnson, Privates Jno Blanom, Jas Buchanan, Henry L Carter, Samuel Conway, Jno W Cross, 3 Ford, D M Hartow, Jas Kersey, James Keith, W McGee, G H Murdon,--Osborne.--Bushbrock, Paul Stanly, Thos A Tyler, and Jas P Tyler.
Yankee Spleen. Bennett is greatly annoyed at the small loss of our forces in the battle of Friday, the 31 of June. He contracts the los than five hundred rebels were killed."--Strange as it may seem, Mr. Bennett, it is all true, nevertheless. Your Yankees were driven up to ties of the Yankees; but the occurrence is not uncommon in war. Has Bennett never heard of a man named Andrew Jackson, and of a battle he foug an enormous disproportion of loss in favor of the defenders. Bennett goes on to say, "And yet some half dozen rebel Generals were killeso much of it as is not demoralized already. The facts may puzzle Bennett, but nevertheless they are facts. Our loss in officers was heavy,ur loss in men was trifling and yet the men were not demoralized. Bennett cannot account for many things not so strange as this. Why, thereof in thy philosophy." Having accused the rebels of lying, Bennett tries his own hand at it. He says: "We have before called attentio
Bennett and Prentice. These two leaders of Yankee journalism have got to loggerheads, and are abusing each other without stint. No two fish women ever plied each other with more unsavory epithets. Bennett calls Prentice a whiskey bottle, and Prentice says Bennett has had so much leather worn out upon him in booting and cowhBennett calls Prentice a whiskey bottle, and Prentice says Bennett has had so much leather worn out upon him in booting and cowhiding that he is accurately acquainted with every kind of leather, and that his hide is fit for nothing but tanning. A fine exhibition they are making before the world of the dignity and decency of the United States press. What will the barbarous people of Europe think of such a set-to between the leading organs of the intelligenBennett has had so much leather worn out upon him in booting and cowhiding that he is accurately acquainted with every kind of leather, and that his hide is fit for nothing but tanning. A fine exhibition they are making before the world of the dignity and decency of the United States press. What will the barbarous people of Europe think of such a set-to between the leading organs of the intelligence and virtues of "the most enlightened and virtuous people on the face of the earth?" Is there not danger that they will think them a nation of impostors and blackguards? No doubt each has spoken the truth of the other, but then to speak the truth in such language is beneath the dignity of Heaven-born American freemen. It shocks
Indeed, that the carnage was terrible, may be inferred from their own accounts, which do not generally magnify matters of this sort. Among our casualties, not heretofore noted, are the following Brigadier-General Johnston, of North Carolina, commanding Iverson's old brigade, killed; Colonel Funk, reported mortally wounded; Lieutenant- Colonel William P. Moseley, Twenty-first Virginia, severely wounded; Sergeant John H. Worsham, acting adjutant in the same regiment, wounded in the knee; Major Bennett, Fourth Virginia, wounded; Captain Charles Campbell, of Harrisonburg, killed; Captain William B. Yancey, of Rockingham, severely wounded in the thigh, and Captain R. N. Wilson, of Pegram's staff, wounded. General Early and one of his aids, Lieutenant-Colonel Mann Page, had their horses shot under them. It should be remembered that the difficulties which General Early contended with in the Valley were of no ordinary character. He was opposed by a greatly superior force, numerically
as I understood it, in reference to the matters that aggrieved him, both as regarded vital measures for the safety of the Republic and of minor concerns of a personal character. I found Mr. Bryant the honest patriot which the whole of his life had shown him. He considered Mr. Lincoln, with all abatements, the only man on whom he could rely for the maintenance of the cause in which we had embarked — for the union of its strength and restoration of the National Government. I next saw Mr. Bennett, of the Herald. I had a long, agreeable, enlightened conversation with him. I expressed my views with earnestness and frankness, and as he did those he entertained — not forgetting old scores of differences; and as I left his office he gave me, in pretty emphatic rackle Scotch accent, his last words, which were for the President: "Tell them to restore McClellan to the army, and he will carry the election by default." I called on Mr. Greeley. My interview with him satisfied me that h
nally fails when required to lead twenty or thirty thousand Americans against an equal number of their rebellious brethren in charge of our educated soldiers. Thus our distinguished volunteer generals of the Mexican, war are reduced to their proper dimensions, and the subordinate regular officers of that war, such as Brevet Captain Grant, now rise to the command of our armies." We leave it to the hero of Bethel and Fort Fisher to answer the New York Herald. We will put Butler against Bennett any day. We commend the Herald to the late Lowell speech for a vindication of Yankee volunteer officers. "Failures" they may make, bloodless failures, but not "disasters"; not the two battles of Manassas, not the Seven Pines, not the Chickahominy, not Fredericksburg, not Chancellorsville, not the Wilderness, not the Cold Harbor, not the Petersburg mine, not, in one word, the command of the Army of the Potomac! If Butler sees fit to answer that other military critic of the Herald, and i
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