Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “Impatience,” August 26, 1861

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    “Impatience,” Fayetteville (NC) Observer, August 26, 1861, p. 3: 2.
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    Fayetteville Semi Weekly Observer
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    Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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    IMPATIENCE. – The Richmond Examiner complains that the army has lain idle for a month since the battle of Manassas, not taking a step forwards, while the enemy has reorganized his broken ranks and is now ready to commence again. We recollect that the Examiner complained quite as fiercely because our army did not perform the physical impossibility of following the enemy from the field of Manassas right into Washington city. It will not do, especially for a paper which seems to be in some measure a government organ, thus to arraign and condemn the great Generals who are entrusted with the command of our armies; and who have shown themselves to be altogether competent to the performance of their duties. If all has not been done that we could wish, all that has been done has been well and gloriously done; and we ought to rely upon it that there is sufficient reason for inaction. We shall not be surprised if the great amount of sickness in camp is one of the causes that have prevented a forward movement. At all events, let us uphold the hands of those who have shown themselves both capable and faithful.

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