There was a time — and the period lasted for years — in which every whig statesman in England felt bound to call in question the military genius of the Duke of Wellington,
Lord Brougham says that some very eminent statesmen constantly and greatly misjudged the Duke of Wellington till the publication of his Despatches, when theWellington till the publication of his Despatches, when they at once, and in the strongest terms, declared how grievously they had erred.--Slatesmen of the Time of George III., II. p. 355. and just so the Bourbons and their followers constantly denied the military greatness of Bonaparte.
But General McClellan has been so unjustly treated and so unscrupulously slandered that something m
The popular mind is always eager for results in war, and ignorant of the conditions essential to success.
Without citing any further examples, Washington and Wellington,
This spirit of faction, however, was not confined to one side.
There was a ministerial person at this time, who, in his dread of the opposition, wrote to L