Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “Gen. Scott Vanquished At Last,” August 1, 1861

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    “Gen. Scott Vanquished At Last,” Fayetteville (NC) Observer, August 1, 1861, p. 3: 3.
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    Fayetteville Semi Weekly Observer
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    Gen. Scott Vanquished At Last
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    Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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    GEN. SCOTT VANQUISHED AT LAST. – We believe it has been claimed by Gen. Scott and his friends – and for all we recollect the claim is sustained by history – that he was never defeated in battle. He will no longer be able to say so; for, although he was not on the spot where the Manassas battle was fought, all its arrangements were his, and he would have claimed and received the honor if his army had been victorious. In fact, he has but arranged and directed his forces for the battle in the other engagements in which he has been victorious since he became commanding General. It is only a difference of a few miles in the present case.

    This first defeat ought to set Scott and the administration and the North to thinking. Why is he now vanquished? He is fighting against freedom and to uphold despotism. Constitutional liberty at the North is a thing of the past. All departments of the Lincoln government openly set at defiance the Constitution and Laws.

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