LOYAL PUBLICATION SOCIETY.
Wo. 64L.—Part 3.
LETTERS OF LOYAL SOLDIERS.
How Douglas Democrate will Vote.
Letters of Generals Wool & Logan.
General Wool upon McClellan t! the Chicago Platform.
Gen. Wool has written a letter to Hon. J. A. Griswold of
Troy, which concludes thus : *
" With the unlimited confidence of the President and his
Cabinet, having the control of all the resources at their disposal
with a < splendid army' of one hundred and twenty thousand
strong, increased to one hundred and fifty-eight thousand, as re¬
ported by the Adjutant-General of the Army, the goal was
within the reach of General McClellan, but he knew not how to
grasp it. He possessed ' the sword of Scanderberg. but could not
wield it' He neither comprehended the value of time, nor the
advantages of prompt action and celerity of movement. His
encamping in the swamps of the river Warwick, and the mud in
front of Yorktown, for a month besieging the place, permitting
its rebel garrison to be increased from nine thousand to over
one hundred and twenty thousand men, as he represented, (the
rebels say only seventy-five thousand,) and then allowing them
to escape from Yorktown unobserved, was no less fatal to him
as a commander than the result was disastrous to his army—at
the same time it disappointed and depressed the hopes of every
patriot throughout the Union. With advantages that few gene¬
rals ever possessed, he signally failed.
Gen. McClellan expects to be President under the convention
whose leaders sympathize with the Southern rebels, and whose
platform was dictated by traitors Galling themselves Democrats.