ority by land and by sea; we will accept proximate triumphs for the North.
The question which the positive spirit of modern civilization is so fond of putting still remains: "And what then?" Will the triumph of the Federal arms produce miracles?--Will it change the seasons?
Will it dissipate the hot weather and the sickness which must ensue?--Can it manage that the extent of territory conquered, and consequently to be occupied, shall not be equal to the whole extent of France, England and Austria put together?
Where are the armies to occupy such an extent, and where is the moral strength which could dispense with occupying them and hold the place of soldiers?
We simply wish to touch upon facts — nothing but facts.
What do we see on the side of the Confederates?
They burn their produce; they burn their provisions; they destroy their railways; they blow up their dockyards, their arsenals, and their ships; they leave their wives and children to fight in battle.
When in a procl