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for it must be remembered that Grant has yet to add to his right wing the important corps under Sigel, from the Valley. No immediate or startling end of such a struggle can be expected. It may belongs. Howin K. Stanton, Secretary of War. Flem's defeat. Stanton makes the of Sigel quite as bad as the Confederate history of it. In his official telegram he says: Dispatches from General Sigel, received this evening, report that on Sunday he fought the forces of Echoes and Emboden, under Breckinridge, at New Market; that the enemy's forces were superior in number, and An officer who participated in the engagement of the 15th instant, at New Market, under General Sigel, writes as follows: The fighting was terrific, the most on of any battle in the Valleydly, and some of the infantry no better; but the latter wore rallied, the cavalry could not be Gen Sigel was in front, and in the thick of the battle all day, encouraging, directing, and leading the
n refused to come up to the scratch. A third time Grant made Lee run by running first himself, and drawing Lee after him. "We of the North," says the Tribune, "call this a retreat." We of the South, says the Dispatch, call it no such thing. We contend that that party which leaves the ground last, and in rear of the other party, does not retreat, and such were the facts in the case. As for the reports about Banke's surrender, they came from the Yankees, and were lies of course, and if Sigel was not whipped it is difficult to say why he ran away and burned the bridge over the Shenandoah behind him. Perhaps they do not call such moves retreats in the North, because the retreating party was not behind the victorious party, as Lee was behind Grant! But the Tribune ought to have allowances made for its bad humor. It has had much to try its temper since this campaign begun, and is in a fair way to have a great deal more. We tremble for its equanimity, should Grant file off to