Monday, June 24, 2013

Western Troops

An intelligent New York gentleman in a social letter to us says, “I think that McClellan will have some hot work at Yorktown.  I hope that I am mistaken, but I cannot resist the fear that McClellan is not the man for the gigantic task he has before him.  I wish that he had some of your Western troops with him.  I think the fact is beyond dispute that the Western soldiers are the best fighters and the Western officers the ablest in the Union.

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Friday Morning, May 2, 1862, p. 1

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