24 July 1862: “Stonewall Jackson is a rigid Presbyterian and does not believe in the infallibility of this Pope . . .”

The Daily Standard, 24 July 1862, page 2

Item Description: editorial, The Daily Journal (Wilmington), 24 July 1862.





The Yankees have a last got a hero.  They have
got a “coming man.”  They have built up big expec-
tations upon General Pope, who is said to be a greater
liar than Halleck.  Pope, like Scott, is a renegade
Southerner, he being a son of Ex-Governor Pope, of
Kentucky.  He is to move down upon Richmond from
the North and West, and the Northern papers think the
way is open for him.

Possibly one Stonewall Jackson may have something
to say about that.  He may have a few men with him
tolerably well armed, seeing that they had their choice
of the best weapons that the United States could afford,
after routes of the memorable five days.  pope says
he is going to advance victory.  Stonewall Jackson
is a rigid Presbyterian and does not believe in the in-
fallibility of this Pope, at least, and may perhaps take
it into his head to to give a striking illustration of his op-
position to the dogma of his infallibility, by knocking
his calculations into a cocked hat.  We think this
Pope’s “Essay on Man” will be a failure, since the
man upon whom the essay is to be made is not only a
man but a “brick,” and a Stonewall,” and a “Young

The evident determination of the enemy is to attempt
an advance by the different corps of Pope’s army so as
to hem in Richmond on one side, while McClellan,
Burnside and the fleet advance up and on both sides of the
James’ River.

The combination is too loosely connected.  Its lines
are too extended, the proposed victim is too active and
too strong.  The army of the Confederacy will rend
both the web and the weavers of it.  “On to Rich-
mond” will fail as often as attempted, and will become
a by-word and a reproach for future generations of Lin-
colnites to blush over.

Citation: The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N.C.), 24 July 1862, page 2, column 1.  North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Call number C071 W74j.

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