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The Daily Dispatch: March 26, 1864., [Electronic resource], The Presidency in
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The Presidency in West Virginia. --A meeting in West Virginia has declared for Chase. One of the resolutions says: "We believe either Hon. S. P. Chase, Major Gen. Fremont, Major Gen. Butler, Major Gen. Banks, or Major Gen. Grant to be far preferable as a Presidential candidate to Mr. Lincoln; but our Judgment is in favor of a civilian rather than a soldier." Another of the series declares explicitly for Chase.
Gen. Grant. The Yankees must have a military idol. It is a necessity of their warlike nature. Nothing short of a Napoleon will satisfy the cravings of their martial souls. Their inventive genius has long labored to produce a demigod, and suc
emselves they have accomplished their object.
The once frantic devotees of Scott and McClellan are now on their knees to Grant, and rivalling the priests of Beal in the vehemence and madness of their idolatry.
We have no disposition to underra character of a great General — In point of intellect, McClellan is the first man of the Yankee army.
In point of energy, Grant is probably equal to any of their officers.
If the two men could be rolled into one, which is an achievement beyond the esult than the Yankees have yet produced in this war. But while McClellan has the brains, he had not the pluck; and while Grant may have the pluck, he has not McClellan's brains.
The miserable failure of his late plan to overrun the Southwest by th