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at day were neither extensive nor important, save in the collection of the arms acquired in the previous day's battle. General R. E. Lee was now in immediate command, and thenceforward directed the movements of the army in front of Richmond. Laborious and exact in details as he was vigilant and comprehensive in grand strategy, a power with which the public had not credited him soon became manifest in all that makes an army a rapid, accurate, compact machine, with responsive motion in all its parts. I extract the following sentence from a letter from the late Colonel R. H. Chilton, adjutant and inspector general of the army of the Confederacy, because of his special knowledge of the subject: I consider General Lee's exhibition of grand administrative talents and indomitable energy, in bringing up that army in so short a time to that state of discipline which maintained aggregation through those terrible seven day's fights around Richmond, as probably his grandest achievement.
l of care, and that he would prepare it as soon as he could. I arose to take leave, and he courteously walked down the stairs with me, remarking as we went that he was embarrassed for the want of a good cavalry commander. I saw in the yard Colonel Chilton, assistant adjutant and inspector general, and said, There is an old cavalry officer who was trained in my old regiment, the First Dragoons, and who I think will answer your requirements. Upon his expressing the pleasure it would give him to have Colonel Chilton, I told him of General Beauregard's want, and asked him if the service would be agreeable to him. He readily accepted it, and I left, supposing all the preliminaries settled. In the next forenoon Colonel Samuel Melton, of the adjutant and inspector general's department, called at my residence and delivered a message from General Beauregard to the effect that he had decided to order Whiting to move by the direct road from Petersburg, instead of by the Chesterfield route,
eneral J. R., 43, 50, 548. Description of battle of Shiloh, 50-51. Chambersburg, Pa., burned, 448. Chancellorsville, Battles of, 300-08, 309. Account of Taylor, 309-10. Charleston, S. C., 174-75. Harbor defense, 171-72. Evacuation, 533. Chase, Judge, 518, 635. Chattanooga, Tenn., battles around, 358-65. Cheatham, General, 41, 44, 46, 359, 360, 361, 486, 489, 490, 534. Chickamauga, Battle of, 358-62. Chickamauga (warship), 222, 237. Chicora (ironclad), 172. Chilton, Col. R. H., 107, 430. Choppin, Dr., Sam, 60. Christians, 157. Churchill, General, 457. Civil Rights Bill, 614. Claiborne, Major J. H., 569. Report on commissary after Lee's surrender, 578-79. Clare, Patrick, 201. Clarence (brig), 219, 237. Clark, General, 44, 46. Clay, —, Member of Confederate peace commission, 517. C. C., imprisonment, 597. Cleburne, General, 37, 360, 361. Death, 489. Clerk's Battalion, 424-25. Clifton (gunboat), 196, 197, 199, 200. Cobb, General,