FEW have witnessed an army on the march but almost everybody has seen the mobilization and parading of large bodies of troops. Such movements are conducted with a decision and dispatch which stir the admiration of the beholder. It is admirable to notice the manner in which various units are handled and the whole panoplied array directed to its objectives.
While opportunity has not been lacking, New Englanders have not been sufficiently interested in what was happening to watch the extraordinary manner in which the undisciplined and uninformed hordes of foreigners who now occupy their country were marshalled and distributed. Had it been otherwise,--had men watched the mobilization of the immigrant in New England they would have marvelled. Here was no high military command to conceive the plan which ultimately led to the occupation of a rich country--no trained and carefully instructed staff to work out the details, or field officers to take immediate charge of march-