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l is now universally lamented.
This gallant Confederate commander, once away from Richmond in the turmoil of battle, fogot that affectionate warning.
Here, then, we have McClellan and Johnston, each set apart to manipulate a single army — the one the Army of the Potomac and the other the Army of Northern Virginia--no wider range and view demanded of them than a single field of operation and the two contending armies.
As McClellan stepped ashore near Fortress Monroe the afternoon of April 2d, Admiral Goldsboro was out in Hampton Roads with his fleet; the entrance to York River was then clear enough of foes, but a terrible soreness was afflicting that naval squadron.
There was a waning confidence in wooden vesselsl Only a few days back the long'dreaded Confederate ironclad, the Merrimac, had come like a gigantic, allpowerful monster and destroyed the Congress and the Cumberland and disabled the Minnesota and sent a large percentage of our naval force to the bottom.