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regg. First Maine, Colonel Charles H. Smith. Tenth New York, Major M. Henry Avery. Second Pennsylvania, Lieutenant-Colonel Joseph P. Brinton. Fourth Pennsylvania, Lieutenant-Colonel George H. Covode. Eighth Pennsylvania, Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel Wilson. Sixteenth Pennsylvania, Lieutenant-Colonel John K. Robinson. Third division. Brigadier-General James H. Wilson. Wilson graduated in 1860 in the Topographical Engineers, and was first assigned to duty in Oregon, where he remained till July, 1861. In the fall of that year his active service in the war began, and he rose from one position to another, in the East and West, till, while on General Grant's staff, he was made a brigadier-general in the fall of 1863 in reward for services performed during the Vicksburg campaign and for engineer duty at Chattanooga preceding the battle of Missionary Ridge. At my request he was selected to command the Third Division. General Grant thought highly of him, and, expecting much from his active