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The Daily Dispatch: November 17, 1863., [Electronic resource], The London times on Confederate military movements. (search)
y movements. --The London Times, of the 26th ult., has an editorial on the late military operations of the Confederate commanders, resulting in the defeat of Rosecrans and the retreat of Meade. It says: In these last operations in Tennessee and Virginia the Confederate commanders have displayed a degree of military skillilroads for the purposes of war has never yet been so signally proved as by the transfer of Longstreet's corps from Virginia to Tennessee to aid in the defeat of Rosecrans, and back again to enable Lee to make this advance so confidently. The troops thus twice moved from point to point must have traversed more than a thousand mileen successful. It is a remarkable achievement, and its importance is singularly Illustrated by a complete contrast with it. Burnside was dispatched to reinforce Rosecrans as soon as Longstreet's movement was ascertained. But the Federal General had no railway lines to move by. He struggled on through a country either roadless or
The Yankee General Thomas. --It is not so certain that the Confederates have gained by the exchange of Thomas for Rosecrans, though the appointment of the renegade Virginian has been made a subject of ridicule. A correspondent of the ColumbiaS C.) Carolinian, speaking of this new traitor, says: Our journals seem to have settled that Lincoln in relieving Rosecrans has done us a service. This remains to be seen. Rosecrans had shown little judgment in his business affairs, and deciRosecrans had shown little judgment in his business affairs, and decidedly failed in all his undertakings before the revolution. He had no experience in the handling of troops until made a general officer. Maj. Gen. Thomas, who has relieved him, on the other hand, served with distinction at Buena Vista, and other b book." On who knows both assures me Thomas knows his old Captain quite as well, and especially in what he is granting as a commander. It is doubtful, therefore, whether we have good cause for gratulation in the exchange of Thomas for Rosecrans.