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The Daily Dispatch: November 17, 1863., [Electronic resource], The London times on Confederate military movements. (search)
The London times on Confederate military movements. --The London Times, of the 26th ult., has an editorial on the late military operations of the Confederate commanders, resulting in the defeat of Rosecrans and the retreat of Meade. It says: In these last operations in Tennessee and Virginia the Confederate commanders have displayed a degree of military skill and a power of combining their force that the Federals have never been able to attain. The armies of General Lee and General Bragg, in Georgia and Northern Virginia, were more than four hundred miles apart in a straight line. Yet they cooperated with and supported each other with as much celeray as if they were engaged in one operation. A whole corps has been taken from one and added to the other with facility as great as if the main bodies had only been separated by the distance of a day's march. The immense advantage of railroads for the purposes of war has never yet been so signally proved as by the transfer o
osphere to render exercise pleasant and to make one feel as if he would enjoy a march of fifteen or twenty miles over the frozen roads. It is not probable that Gen. Bragg and Gen. Thomas will fall to avail themselves of the good weather, if either of them contemplates active operations. We know that Sherman, Who commands the Fedon of Georgia early next spring. --Should such be the expectation of the enemy we have no fears that Burnside will be able to join in the movement this winter. Gen. Bragg has already taken steps to completely checkmate the Federals in East Tennessee. This they know by this time quite as well as we do. Reference was made in es is rapidly diminishing, but on account of the limited supply of forage and means of transportation. It is no longer a matter of choice but necessity. I am glad to add, upon the authority of one likely to be well informed, that the matter of the supply of horses is already engaging the attention of Gen. Bragg. Nellroe.
thern connections. This once ultra Virginian accepted service against the State and section of his birth and pride — against his life-long principles, and in renunciation of a duty and fealty which he had ever recognized. It was this Virginian who unquestionably saved the Yankee army at Chattanooga by his coolness, his sturdy courage, and his good Tactics — his concentration and intervention of his masses at the critical moment to resist the fierce but unsustained outset of our troops who had not been thus concentrated. Benedict Arnold was not a braver solder than George Thomas, the traitor of Virginia. A Mobile paper says that Thomas, having been the Lieutenant for years of his present adversary, Bragg, the latter "knows him like a book." On who knows both assures me Thomas knows his old Captain quite as well, and especially in what he is granting as a commander. It is doubtful, therefore, whether we have good cause for gratulation in the exchange of Thomas for Rosecrans
Between 6,000 and 7,000 pounds of chewing and smoking tobaccos have been donated to the soldiers of our army by the manufacturers and merchants of Lynchburg, Va. The New Hampshire Gazette, shimming to be the oldest newspaper in America, completed its one hundred and seventh year on the 1st of October. In spire of the frost, the Kentucky tobacco crop will foot up something like 100,000 hogsheads. Major Gen Cheatham, of Gen. Bragg's army, has not resigned.