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g what they had been informed was intended to be done. Our doctors here disagree about the matter. General Scott does not think the attack will be made; but Gen. McClellan, who was a classmate of Beauregard's, and is familiar with his mode of combination, is well convinced that he will make an attack upon some point on the Potom thousand men between here and Richmond. They have not the means to provide for this immense army. They are conscious that, under the discreet management of Gen. McClellan, our army here is becoming day after day more formidable in numbers and discipline, and our works more nearly impregnable, while their own forces are getting maintenance. It is evident that they must soon fight or disband. They cannot afford to wait for the result of General Scott's plan of starving them out, or Gen. McClellan's programme to have the army perfectly disciplined and prepared before he begins to advance. They must either fight now or submit to the mortification of wit
The mutinous volunteers. A letter from Washington to the Philadelphia Press gives a long account of the recent mutiny in the New York 79th, or Highland Regiment. One cause of the difficulty seems to have been that the men did not wish to join the brigade of Gen. Sickles, to which they had been assigned, while it is also stated that they claimed the right to go at the expiration of three months service, which was denied them. The regiment was drawn up into line to hear the orders of Gen. McClellan, namely, that the ringleaders of the mutiny were to be placed in arrest, and the regiment was to be ordered to fall in by company and march to the quarters assigned them in Virginia, and if they refused to obey this order they were to be fired upon. The writer proceeds: The scene during the reading was exceedingly impressive. The sun was just going down, and in the haxy, uncertain twilight the features and forms of officers and men could scarcely be distinguished. Immediately beh
ines that reigned just. now — the busy but mysterious going to and fro at officers from Department to Department, and circulating around the headquarters of General McClellan, the Quartermaster General and the Provost Marshal, with bustle in their movements and earnestness in their manner — all indicate action, anxiety, haste. Thent. trouble in the Navy Department, trouble among the military chiefs and diseffection among the volunteers, on both sides of the river. The appointment of Gen. McClellan over the heads of so many older officers, has caused an immense deal of heart. burning. McDowells friends are indignant at the treatment which he has experiest contempt of the brilliant achievements in Western Virginia of the young Commander-in-Chief. Are you aware that Gen. Banks aspired to the post now occupied by McClellan, and that he was warmly pressed upon the Administration by quite a number of his especial political friends and admirers? It seems hardly credible, but neverthe