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s into shouts of applause. The New York Evening Past considers that the late retreat is the meat masterly military movement of the war. But profound is the disappointment which it has brought upon the enemy. McClellan has been outwitted just as Scott was before him. He had prepared a grand plan for taking the position of Johnston at Manassas in the rear, but an eagle eye was watching and anticipating his movements, and when his advance guard was actually crossing a gap in the Blue Ridge at Snuction. The Army of the Potomac is, by this masterly movement, in a more secure and stronger position than ever before, and has new reason for confidence in this great General, who, as a strategist, has successively baffled the best plans of Scott and McClellan, and as a soldier is one of the best and bravest of modern times. We know that he cares as little for popular applause as for popular censure, and is one of those fire men who perform their duty with all the powers God has given th