either the natural or political world — a thunder storm or a battle — would bring with it some relief to the insufferable tedium of the life which this community is leading.
It will not be many days, we very much suspect, before we shall have both.
We think is scarcely within the range of possibility that things can remain much longer stationary at Vicksburg.
Grant is said to have pushed his trenches fearfully near to our works, but as yet we are under no apprehensions.
We remember Sebastopol.
We remember that it was defended from the side on which it was attacked by earthworks hastily constructed, when the enemy was within a day's march of the place.
We remember that Pelissier had to push his parallels within twenty yards of the Russian works, before he dared to rush, even with the grenadiers of the Imperial Guard, upon that " feu d' enfer" which be described so feelingly, and which, at that day, had never been equalled.
Remembering all this, and taking into consideration t