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y which were to secure a progress of unexampled rapidity, and to make the name of Nelson A. Miles the pride of the volunteer soldiers of the Union. (2d Army Corps, p. 53.) culminating in this remarkable bit of foresight on the part of Brig.-Gen. John C. Caldwell, his brigade commander: I greatly regret to report that Colonel Miles was severely if not mortally wounded on Sunday morning while handling the picket line with masterly ability. I have had occasion heretofore to mention the distinguione so. Providence should spare his life, and I earnestly recommend that he be promoted and intrusted with a command commensurate with his abilities. Official War Records, 39, p. 321. Providence having complied with the kind suggestion of General Caldwell, the nation seems to have taken care of the rest. Apart from his unexampled rapidity of promotion, it is to be noticed that he received a medal of honor for distinguished gallantry in the battle of Chancellorsville, May 3, 1863, while hold