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NP: July 1, 1864 Geneva (NY) Gazette: Rebel Hopes

Editor’s Note: This article was transcribed by Jackie Martin.

REBEL HOPES.—How the action of Gen. Lee, in his change of base, strikes the rebel leaders, is thus told by a correspondent of the [New York] World, writing from the army of the Potomac:

“The rebel leaders claim that General Lee’s maneuvers have been successful, in that, with a small loss to their army, and a very large one to ours, they have drawn the federal army far away from its capital and brought it to where it must spend months after months in profitless siege operations.  Their confidence in the absolute impregnability of their capital is unshaken, and it must be admitted by those who know the facts that it is well founded.—The time has now come, therefore, they say when that part of the campaign which has been intrusted to General Johnston will be developed.1

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  1. “Rebel Hopes.” Geneva (NY) Gazette. July 1, 1864, p. 1 col. 7
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