ment was the more appropriate.
Livingston was one of those charming, amiable fellows with whom nobody could well find any fault, though I believe he did get a good many demerits.
He also seemed to need the aid of tobacco in his studies.
William P. Craighill, who succeeded McPherson as first captain, had no fault whatever, that I ever heard of, except one—that was, standing too high for his age. He was a beardless youth, only five feet high and sixteen years old when he entered the academy; yeto command troops in the field, while, as it turned out, I was. It has always seemed to me a little strange that the one branch which I never expected to use afterward was the only study in which I graduated at the head.
Perhaps McPherson and Craighill thought, as I did, that it made no difference where I stood in tactics.
Among all the tactical officers of our time, Lieutenant John M. Jones was esteemed the most accomplished soldier and tactician, and the most rigid but just and impartial
of Resaca, 140; assault on Kenesaw Mountain, 144; forces passage of Olley's Creek, 144; secures position on Nickajack, 144; movements near Pulaski, 167, 282; movement against Hood before Columbia, 168; commanding the Twenty-third Corps, 175; entrusted with formation at Franklin, 175; anxiety to follow up the success at Franklin, 187; holding tle ford at Columbia, 207; movement to Spring Hill, 215, 216; ordered to move to Franklin, 216; battle of Nashville, 245, 247, 269, 270, 291
Craighill, William P., at West Point, 13, 14
Crofton, Col., in labor riots in Chicago, 497
Croxton, Maj.-Gen. John T., battle of Nashville, 264, 268
Culpeper Court-house, Va., A. P. Hill's residence at, 26
Culp's Farm. See Kolb's Farm.
Cumberland River, military movements on, 185; measures to keep Hood from, 304 Curran Post-Office, Mo., skirmish at, 38
Curtis, Maj.-Gen. Samuel R., commanding Department of Southwest Missouri, 58; enforces confiscation orders in Missouri, 57, 58 ; appointe