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The Daily Dispatch: June 4, 1864., [Electronic resource],
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The Daily Dispatch: September 19, 1864., [Electronic resource], The cruise of the "
Waterloo or Austerlitz--General Lee's Plans. The New York Mercury of February 26th has an editorial article which possesses particular interest at this time. We copy it entire: Wilmington is ours. Charleston is ours. Columbia is ours. Without a struggle; without an answering blow. One after the other of these — but lately the chief strongholds of the rebels — have yielded to what the Government organs would have us believe was an inexorable necessity. For nearly four years, bold and impregnable, they have defied attack, laughed siege to scorn, and withstood bombardment, want of supplies, and suffered all the miseries ever endured by a weaker power contending with a stronger. And now why is it, that in this, their last extremity, they have so tamely yielded to the foe they have defied and held at bay so long? Why this sudden departure from the cities which, in the earlier days of the war, they so stoutly swore should never be desecrated by the presence of the "acc