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Mr. Johnson said he should vote for the bill, leaving it to the President to name the officer for the position. He defended General Halleck, saying that he conducted the Corinth campaign successfully. As regards the Army of the Potomac, the faith of that army showed its undying loyalty and steadfastness. Since that army has been in the field it has lost one hundred thousand men. The public has been dissatisfied alternately with its different com manders — with McClellan, Burnside, Hooker, and Meade — but its not having conflicts success was was not the fault of General Halleck. When McClellan had conducted that uncesseful campaign up to Williamsburg, and designed that 60,000 men should be marched from here to form a junction with him, and close in Lee's army, leaving 90,000 here to defend Washington from any possible attack-- which he did not believe there was at all any possible danger of-- it was not General Halleck that prevented the movement. With regard to the battles
The New "On to Richmond." The Yankees have for three years endeavored to capture Richmond by conquering the Confederate army in its front, but they have now changed their tactics, and are endeavoring to conquer Gen. Lee's army by capturing Richmond. Their present policy is based upon the repeated, prolonged, and total failures of every other means of accomplishing their purposes. Scott, McDowell, McClellan, Pope, Hooker, Burnside, and Meade have all failed to overthrow the living bulwarks of the Confederate soldiers in open field fighting, and the Grand Northern Army of the Potomac, shorn of its original strength and glory, is only too happy if it can secure the capital at Washington from a Confederate advance. The public men and public speakers of every grade, in and out of the Federal Congress, argue that nothing can be done towards "crushing the rebellion" till the rebel armies are crushed. But how to do it — that's weak point, and think they have found it, in our general