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The Daily Dispatch: June 13, 1864., [Electronic resource], From Staunton — further particulars of the late fight. (search)
ublished a fortnight ago, while he was still in Hanover. We have the word of Yankee prisoners that 40,000 had reached him from Ohio. That statement is far from being as worthy of credit as the gospel. --We have the statement of a Yankee correspondent, that Butler had sent him 30,000. --That we set down as extremely doubtful.--Lastly, we have the statement of Stanton, that Col. Cesnols, at the head of 5,000, had reached him, about the first of this month. True, no doubt, as to the fact of Cesnola's having reached him, but unworthy of credit as to the numbers. How comes a Yankee Colonel in command of 5,000 troops, when they have so many Brigadiers doing nothing?--On the whole, we are disposed to think the estimate of our contemporary much more nearly correct than ours, and we believe even his estimate to be exaggerated. The country owes Gen. Lee a debt of everlasting gratitude for the vigor, perseverance, and skill with which he has conducted this campaign. We are confident th