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order to account for their uniform want of success in the "on to Richmond." It is the short and comprehensive syllable "if." if McDowell had joined his forces to McClellan's, the "young Napoleon" would have captured Richmond, and if Burnsides pontoons had arrived in time he would have swept Lee from the heights around Fredericksburt to their satisfaction, there would be no necessity of an "if" to vindicate their reputations. Even admitting that an "if" can account for the past failings of McClellan & Co., what is to insure them against an "if" with their future operations? Does it ever occur to these sentry that if the Confederate agents had always carbeen blown up what would have saved the Federal transports? If the orders of Gen. Lee had been strictly carried out in the battles around Richmond, not a man of McClellan's retreating army would ever have escaped. So we, too, have our "Ifs" which, if they had not happened, would more than balance all the "ifs" which have brought
ary Seward Others were made by Senators Sherman, Trumbull, Wade, &c., It was charged that Seward's policy was a Fablan one--that of delay; that he had encouraged McClellan in his delays; that his idea of surrounding the rebels was delusion; that he was responsible for sending the Banks expedition away to the Cult instead of the Jam Merrimac was in existence; and the James river was not in our possession. A movement of this kind now would possess all the grandeur of that mapped out for General McClellan last spring, without the great difficulties which impeded our progress, and finally rendered our efforts futile upon the Peninsular Resides this it would unshackle our weak columns on the coast, now threatened with destruction in detail and render Washington entirely have, as it was so long as McClellan prosecuted in flank movement forward the rebel capital. From Petersburg, a cavalry expedition would be necessary only to proceed West to the Burkeville Junction of the Tennessee and Da