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or wheel of the very complicated machinery with which the campaign against Cornwallis, terminating in his surrender at York, was worked, might have jarred — and in order to ensure success it was necessary that every part of it should do its work faithfully — and Washington might have failed. Then, most assuredly, he and his plan would have been denounced by this class of persons. We have been led into these reflections by the comments which we hear made every day upon the campaign of Gen Lee in Pennsylvania. To our mind it was one of the wisest, grandest, and most imposing schemes ever conceived by the mind of man. It proposed to force the Federal army into a battle, the stake of which was Washington, Baltimore the whole of Maryland; and the recognition of our existence as a separate nation. To succeed, the most ample means, as it was believed, were prepared. He was at the head of an army that had never been beaten, and he was opposed to an army that had never been victoriou
in, must prove fatal. The Southern arms had been crowned with a series of triumphs of the most brilliant character.-- The army and the people had adopted the idea of invincibility. Whether this led to ill-advised movements or not on the part of our Generals we are not able to say; but it had certainly imparted to the public mind a feeling of safety that has been rather rudely disturbed by recent events. In quick succession we have had the drawn battle of Gettysburg and the retreat of Gen Lee to the Potomac-- the surrender of Vicksburg and Port Hudson, and the capture of Morgan's expedition in Ohio. Our armies in the Southwest have been, with small exception, inactive, while the enemy has reduced the two garrisons on the Mississippi, by which some 35,000 or 40,000 men have been lost to the Confederacy. Why there was not some concentration of our forces under Johnston. Bragg, and Holmes, at some point or other, to strike a blow while the enemy was thus engaged, is a question t
. Since the return of the army to Virginia, the Yankee cavalry have lined the section of country on the Potomac between Williamsport, Martinsburg, and Harper's Ferry, reconnoitering, and endeavoring to penetrate the movements and designs of Gen. Lee; but the activity and vigilance of our cavalry have kept them at bay and thwarted their purpose. This proximity of "the eyes and ears" of the opposing armies, as may be supposed, has led to frequent collisions, but as yet of an unimportant char, The reverse at Gettysburg, though by no means a defeat, and Meade's negative victory, by which he saved his army from annihilation, and too badly crippled to accept the gauge of battle at Hagerstown afterwards, and the deliberate withdrawal of Gen. Lee across the Potomac, all attest the never flinching determination of the rank and file of our army, and the unbounded confidence reposed in them by their able leaders. A little over 300 prisoners were started to-day on to Richmond. Most of
al and find out how he stands it. Sumter is still playing ball with them. All the batteries on Morris Island are taken but Fort Wagner. That, too, will soon be turned on Sumter. The good-bye for Charleston. The iron-clad expedition of James river. A letter in the New York Times, dated Fortress Monroe, July 22d, gives the following result of the recent ironclad expedition up James river: The naval campaign on the James river has ended in nothing. At an early day last week Admiral Lee ordered an advance of a portion of his fleet, and all they have accomplished is the reduction of Fort Powhatan, which, in the first place, should never have been allowed to progress. Fort Powhatan was reduced last year, during the peninsula campaign, by the gunboat Dacotah, and was considered a very extensive fortification. This time, however, it was still more formidable, but mounted no guns, and consequently gave us no trouble to destroy it. The fleet moved up the James river a little