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ghly understood by every successful leader. The art of "attack" and "defence"--when to do the one or the other, and how to do so with the least possible loss and with the most destructive effect to the enemy — is a "gift" which but few men naturally possess; indeed, so few that they are not met with more than "once in a lifetime." Nor will this necessary preparation, of itself, accomplish much for a commander, unless accompanied by prominent traits of character — such as good old-fashioned "mother wit," bravery, and prudence. These, I believe, are all possessed by our friend in quantum sufficit--or, to speak in plain English, "enough to do,"--and I should have no hesitation in placing myself under his leadership in the day of battle. I have known Col. Presion from boyhood, and have ever found him kind-hearted, high-minded and honorable — none more so — and pronounce him to be one of the best field officers in South western Virginia. Yours, Scott. Abingdon, Se
rmaid in Barnum's Museum, but; to crown all, old Wool, whom he hates worse than he ever did the devil, is resuscitated placed in command at Old Point, and actually captured several sand-banks in North Carolina. It is only a little while ago that Scott, aged 75, ordered Wool, also 75, to retire from New York to Troy, on account of his great age and infirmities. The Lieutenant General, who is excessively vindictive and malignant, chuckled hugely over the manner in which he had snuffed out the ao is excessively vindictive and malignant, chuckled hugely over the manner in which he had snuffed out the aspirations of his youthful rival; but whose turn is it to laugh now? The successful foray got up by Wool upon the sand-banks cannot possibly afflict the North Carolinians as much as it hurts Gen. Scott.--We unite with him in the cordial hope that the equinoctial storm may soon throw sand in Wool's eyes, and sprinkle a drop or two of water on the parched tongue of the Lieutenant General.
Arrests on Saturday and Sunday. --Walker Page, or Page Walker, who is not exactly composmentis, was ordered to the cage as a measure of safety to himself. Hezekiah Scott, free negro, for insulting a white man. Mitchell George, for the same offence. Monroe Jordan, for the same. James Farrell and John Carr were sent to the cage, but afterwards discharged. James Finegan, M. O'Donnell and Benjamin Tyler for drunkenness and lying on sidewalks, but the last named was afterwards discharged.
apidly sunk (filled with stone) in the entrances to various small harbors of that State upon the Gulf side; thus blocking up their navigation. The scheme of thus rendering them unfit to harbor privateers, &c., works admirably there, as it will work on the coast of North Carolina. The Star also reports the arrival of another prize — the schooner Admittance, of Baltimore, laden with tobacco — captured below Port Tobacco creek, by the steamer Yankee. The following order from Gen. Scott appears in the same paper: The General-in-Chief is happy to announce that the Treasury Department, to meet future payments to the troops, is about to supply, besides coin as heretofore, Treasury notes in fives, tens and twenties, as good as gold at all banks and Government offices throughout the United States, and most convenient for transmission by mail from officers and men to their families at home. Good husbands, fathers, sons, and brothers, serving under the Stars and Stripes,
ng battery said to have been towed from Norfolk down to Sewell's Point exists only in imagination. From Fort Pickens. The United States gun-boat Wyandotte Commander Baldwin, arrived at New York on Wednesday, from Fort Pickens, which port she left on the 23d of August, touching at Key West, and leaving that port on the 29th. Left at Fort Pickens United States ship Colorado, Flag Officer Mervin. Left at Key West United States ships Santee, Captain Eagle; Keystone State, Capt. Scott; Crusader, Captain Craven--all well. Commander Baldwin reports the health or the troops at Fort Pickens good. The Secession troops have had a general stampede; large numbers of them had deserted and gone home. Major Mordecai and the Confederates. We learn from Philadelphia that Major Mordecai, late in command of the Watervliet Arsenal, publishes a card denying any complicity in furnishing the Confederates with drawings of a machine for expanding rifle bullets, as charged.
The Daily Dispatch: September 10, 1861., [Electronic resource], The New York Herald upon the Situation. (search)
on on the avoidance of such humiliations as the affairs of Bull Run and Big Bethel brought on our arms." This means, we presume, that when the Yankees are whipped again they are determined not to throw away their guns, knapsacks, haversacks, shoes and blankets. The Herald then tells us that in April, eighty thousand men marched to the defence of Washington, a palpable refutation of its own lie, to the effect that there were but eighteen thousand at Manassas. It sounds the praise of old Scott, for the infamous subjugation of Maryland, and it then tells us that when this was completed, "the nation, (that is the Yankees,) felt that the capital was safe." Aye ! But did they feel so on the night of the 21st of July? Did they feel so the next day, or the next week? Does it owe its safety, at this day, to anything but the magnanimity of our Generals, who scorned to take advantage of a fallen enemy, when he lay entirely at their mercy?--After the disgraceful rout at Manassas, and the d
The Daily Dispatch: September 10, 1861., [Electronic resource], The New York Herald upon the Situation. (search)
ssor to be increased to one per cent. on the amount of his assessments. Referred to Committee on Finance. (Absent, Mr. Crutchfield.) The reports of the various police officers for the last month were received and properly referred. (Present, Mr. Scott.) William Burke, Luther Libby, James C. Riddick, and David B. Bridgford, were reappointed Port Wardens. A petition from John P. Sledd, praying a restoration of his license as a butcher, which had been revoked for his bad conduct, was read, andhe city volunteers now in the field. The Committee on Arms was authorized to carry out the resolution, (absent, Mr. Griffin,) and to act in concert with any like committee appointed by the County Court of Henrico. The sum of $300 was authorized to be paid to P. R. Grattan, Esq., for his professional services in procuring the new charter for the city. Mr. Scott offered a resolution authorizing a wagon, not to cost more than $100, to be purchased for the use of the Fire Department. Adopted.
Mayor's Court, yesterday. --Hezekiah Scott, a free negro, was ordered thirty-nine lashes for cursing a white man, named William Tenant.--Page Walker was called up, his Honor thinking that his imbecility might have been caused by liquor, but was not punished. He was arrested for walking on the roof, and near the eves, of his dwelling-house, to the disturbance of the neighborhood. --Monroe Jordan, free negro, was ordered to be whipped for being drunk and disorderly. --Dennis Lynch, charged with assaulting Cora A. E. Carter, a free negress, was discharged.--James Finnegan, arrested for being drunk and lying on a sidewalk, was discharged.--Daniel Ryan was also discharged. His offence was similar to that of Finnegan.--Martin Connelly, a drunken and disorderly soldier, was committed to jail to await the orders of his officers.--William, a slave of Daniel Trueheart, was sentenced to be whipped for resisting an officer who ordered him to stop smoking in the streets.--The case of Riddel
to Richmond. Mr. Seward did not offer any objections, of course; but this step on the Prince's part has displeased some of the friends of the Government. General Scott's General order against acts of vandalism — the German "Turners" alarm. In my last letter I referred to the misrepresentations respecting the visits of the Confederates to Mount Vernon, which had so far influenced Gen. Scott that he wrote a general order, rather remarkable in its phraseology, warning the Federal troops against the commission of any acts of vandalism, should they be in that vicinity. Similar misapprehensions on the part of Gen. Beauregard led to his sending a flag oral feeling of the citizens. An appeal made to the President in reference to searches for arms in the State of Maryland has been followed by an order from General Scott that searches of houses for arms, &c., and arrests shall only be made by special authority of the Commander of the Department, unless in extreme cases. Mr
The Daily Dispatch: September 10, 1861., [Electronic resource], The New York Herald upon the Situation. (search)
ring of a lion, and evidently enforcing each word with rapid gestures of his heavy blade. He is eminently worthy the post he fills, and with Barton, Manning, Mattison, and Sommes around him, seems the holdest Roman of them all. Yet if he posseses more rim than the cool and calculating Barton (Lieut. Col.) it is only because of his capacity to contain it. Though as yet we have had no "regular set-to," we have had opportunities of testing the metal of the Arkansas 3d, which Cols. C. Johnston, Scott, and others of no less note, pronounced "true blue." and fitted to any emergency, not superhuman. An expedition undertaken on the 16th ultimo; (and as for as accomplished) by 12,000 men under the command of Col. Rust, at any other time than this — when impossibilities fade beneath the touch of man — would forever hold in remembrance of generations yet unborn the names of brave men who dared to follow a lion hearted leader on probably the most perilous expes ition since that of the heard