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f barbarian warfare, and they may even meet with laudations from the political schemers at Washington as necessary to whet the appetites of the Northern soldiery for Southern blood, the cause in which they are engaged not being a sufficient stimulus. If this be the motive, which no doubt it is, we may soon look for more depredations on the coast, in order to keep alive the large army that now confronts us. In Maryland, opposite us, there are about 20,000 troops under the commands of Gens. Hooker and Sickles, having with them three artillery companies. On calm mornings we can converse distinctly with their pickets, and at almost all hours the breeze carries their notes of martial music to our ears.--How we do wish it was the policy of the Government to enter Maryland and loose the shackles from the thousands who there stand ready to join our standard. Why do you not advocate the policy? We have men and arms enough; and if we would only throw about three thousand men across at M