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The Daily Dispatch: April 15, 1864., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
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oper, New York, about 70 years of age. 2d Joseph E. Johnston, Virginia, 57 years of age. 3d. Robert E. Lee, Virginia, 58 years of age. 4th. Plerre Gustave Toutant Beauregard, Louisiana 46 years of age. 5th Edmund Kirby Smith, (appointed cadet rom Florida,) 39 years of age. Lee graduated at the United States Military Academy second in his class; Beauregard second, Smith twenty-fifth, Johnston thirteenth. Cooper graduated in 1815, when there was no class rank at the Academy. Grant graduated below the middle of his class, and was not looked upon as anything extra, while at the Academy, for talent Lee and Beauregard were looked upon us veryBeauregard were looked upon us very brilliant young men, as may be inferred from their being put in the Corps of Engineers, Johnston, who was a class mate of Gen. Lee's, though graduating thirteenth, was esteemed a young man of fine ability, and as perfect a gentleman as Lee, which is saying enough, for Gen. Lee is all that my fancy painted a man! I knew him in ou