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ago — we were a peaceful, unwarlike people, following quietly our ordinary avocations, totally unused and uneducated to warfare. Our men were to be organized, the material and appliances with which we have so often routed the enemy had to be made from the crude state; and new let the world say, if we have not accomplished much. That there is much yet to be done we admit, and declare ourselves prepared to undertake it. Let us look back to Manassas the First and Second Gaines's Farm. Chancellorsville, Fredericksburg, Wilderness, and hundreds of other fields, where Confederates have shown a heroism almost unequalled in all past ages; and let us take new courage, if any have grown weary. We may also admit that the enemy have large armies, but it is the babel of modern times, in which is represented the African, shoulder to shoulder with his brother — the Yankee--who sells himself for a bounty and deserts, and sells himself again; the man with the brogue so rich; the avaricious Hessia
more men slaughtered and homes made desolate than there were leaves on the trees in the forest around Big Bethel — not to be numbered. But I am the hero of Fort Fisher, too. Well, Fort Fisher was not Fredericksburg; Fort Fisher was not Chancellorsville; Fort Fisher was not the Wilderness; Fort Fisher was not Cold Harbor. A volunteer general commanded at Fort Fisher at each attack; one was without result, but no disaster; the last was a success — all honor to General Terry and his brave voit ran blood. [Renewed applause.] I am, therefore, content, nay, I claim to be the hero of the comparatively bloodless attacks on Big Bethel and wholly bloodless failure of Fort Fisher; and I do not claim to be the hero of Fredericksburg of Chancellorsville, of the Chickahominy, of Fair Oaks, of the Wilderness, of Cold Harbor, nor of that charnel-house of useless dead in the mine before Petersburg. I am prepared to take the issue; and hereafter, fellow-citizens, when you hear me to that little
p? Is not the way in which General Butler puts his case on paper at least as skillful as the way in which Grant sets his squadrons in the field? When rogues fall out they are apt to tell the truth of each other. The "hero" of Big Bethel and Fort Fisher informs the officers of the United States that "Big Bethel was not Bull Run; Big Bethel was not Fair Oaks; Big Bethel was not Seven Pines; Big Bethel was not the Chickahominy--Fort Fisher was not Fredericksburg; Fort Fisher was not Chancellorsville; Fort Fisher was not the Wilderness; Fort Fisher was not Cold Harbor. When I die, put over me for my epitaph: Here lies the General who saved the lives of his soldiers at Big Bethel and Fort Fisher, and who never commanded the Army of the Potomac. " What does General Grant think of that for an oratorical bombshell? We are curious to see his reply. Will he say Amen! here lies General Butler? Will he insinuate that General Butler was guided in his campaigns by military advisers o
gular officers of that war, such as Brevet Captain Grant, now rise to the command of our armies." We leave it to the hero of Bethel and Fort Fisher to answer the New York Herald. We will put Butler against Bennett any day. We commend the Herald to the late Lowell speech for a vindication of Yankee volunteer officers. "Failures" they may make, bloodless failures, but not "disasters"; not the two battles of Manassas, not the Seven Pines, not the Chickahominy, not Fredericksburg, not Chancellorsville, not the Wilderness, not the Cold Harbor, not the Petersburg mine, not, in one word, the command of the Army of the Potomac! If Butler sees fit to answer that other military critic of the Herald, and is disposed to tell the truth (a crime which even Yankees are capable of committing in self-defence), he may correct the figures of the Herald when it speaks of its Americans, i. e., Germans, Irish, negroes, and some Yankees, being led by regular officers "against an equal number of th
ls or remittances as may have accumulated since the last shipment, or may hereafter arrive, will be returned to the shippers. John E. Mulford, Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant General of Exchange. Miscellaneous. Lincoln has now nominated Hugh B. McCullogh for his Secretary of the Treasury. The Senate of Kentucky has rejected the constitutional amendment abolishing slavery in the United States. Major General Hooker is in Washington, to testify about his defeat at Chancellorsville. The Toronto Globs states that Burley will be tried at Port Clinton, Ottawa county, Ohio, on the charge upon which he was extradited, namely: robbery.--If acquitted, he will have a safe convoy out of the United States, Mr. Seward having written to that effect to Mr. Russell, the United States district attorney at Detroit, who will conduct the prosecution. It is not yet known when the trial will commence. Lambert states that Burely is confined to his cell all the time, and does n
he glory that haloed round it. Men for his armies it was no longer in his power to obtain, for France was tired of slaughter, and saw at last the unholiness of the cause she had fought for, stripped as it was of the false brilliancy it once possessed. With such obstacles, the magnificent combinations and the brilliant genius of Napoleon were useless. This war has shown that armies of sixty thousand men, though frequently defeated, cannot be destroyed in a single battle. Antietam, Chancellorsville, Chickamauga, Gettysburg, all illustrate this fact. The material of which our armies on both sides is composed, their long experience of war, the great advantages which the defensive always possesses, render a decisive victory over either Grant or Sherman, under any circumstances whatever, impossible for Lee. But an indecisive one would be a defeat. A battle prolonged for many days with either of these commanders would absolutely incapacitate Lee from confronting the other. How can h
the revenue from which to be appropriated to the benefit of colored persons in destitute circumstances. Mails in Virginia. The Postmaster-General last evening issued the following orders for mail service in Virginia, to commence the 1st of January next: of "Pittsylvania Courthouse to Lynchburg twice a week; Pittsylvania Courthouse to Danville three times a week; Pittsylvania Courthouse to Glade Hill once a week; Old Point Comfort to Hampton six times a week; Fredericksburg, by Chancellorsville, Wilderness, Locust Grove, Verdiersville and Unionville to Orange Courthouse twice a week; Farmville to Buckingham Courthouse twice a week; Mattoax to Winterpock twice a week; Genilo to Cumberland Courthouse twice a week; Lawrenceville to Lawrenceville once a week; Farmville to Pemberton twice a week; Jerusalem to Petersburg twice a week; York-town to Mathews Courthouse once a week; Red House to Red House once a week; Pamplin's Depot to Rolling Hill once a week; Fredericksburg to Falmou
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