ar. It is urged that General Meade is too slow; that but for the dash of some of his division commanders the victory at Gettysburg would have been a cowardly retreat; that he erred in not following up Lee immediately after that battle; and that sincestrategist and a tactician, General Meade has displayed no ordinary military ability.
His disposition of his troops at Gettysburg has yet to be questioned, while the various movements he has planned since then, though not ending in the results which spring campaign is about to open—who is better fitted to lead the Army of the Potomac than he who led it to victory at Gettysburg, and has since kept its honor bright?
We have changed commanders too often; with the exception of General Meade, each .
We tried Burnside, Pope, Hooker, and found each of them wanting.
There was no victory between those of Antietam and Gettysburg.
It is due to the general who won the latter that he should have a chance to share the honors of the triumphs which we