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of yet greater future usefulness and glory. Official War Records, 91, p. 451. There is a memoir of General Lowell in Harvard Memorial Biographies, I, 696. The 2d Mass. Cavalry, as a part of Lowell's command, had acted as rear guard during Sheridan's retreat from Cedar Creek to Strasburg, and had sustained some losses in killed and prisoners. Again it took part in a skirmish at Berryville, Sept. 3, 1864, and sustained, with the 34th Infantry, some slight losses. Again at Waynesboroa, September 28, when Torbert's cavalry corps was superintending the destruction of a railway bridge, having burned the station, it was attacked by a portion of Early's force, and the 2d Mass. Cavalry lost some killed and prisoners. Xxiv. The final campaign in Virginia. We now pass to the great campaign of the war, and to battles which dwarfed all that had preceded, for the Massachusetts troops as for all others. In 1864 Congress had passed a bill reviving the grade of lieutenantgen-eral, and it