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in large measure from my personal diary, and an almost unbroken series of nearly three hundred letters written home during our term of service. I am under obligations to Maj. Gen. Winfield S. Hancock for ready access to his duplicate copies of official reports of operations of the Second Corps, as well as for the likeness of himself which adorns the volume; to Maj. Gen. A. A. Humphreys for duplicate copies of his official reports of operations of the Secoqld Corps; to the late Maj. Gen. William H. French for official reports of campaigns of the Third Corps during our connection with it; to the Hon. William Claflin for a complete set of government maps which have enabled me to trace with accuracy our lines of march in nearly all the movements in which we participated; to Maj. J. Henry Sleeper for his many kind offices during tlhe progress of thle work; to my associates of the committee, Messrs. William E. Endicott, Charles E. Pierce, Willard Y. Gross, George M. Townsend, and G. Fr
tes, encamped, under the command of Maj. Gen. William H. French, a native of Maryland, who served we Mexican War. Since writing the above, General French has deceased, dying in Washington, in May,found there, or rather on Maryland Heights, Gen. French with 11,000 men, whom he very naturally desf that post, eleven thousand strong, under General French, and the united force was to menace the Cords, however. On the morning of the 5th, Gen. French caused a spy, bearing the name of Richardso, had left his command and was succeeded by Gen. French. We soon found ourselves in the midst of td the Potomac to an unfordable state; while Gen. French, who with 7,000 veterans had been left idle, Meade's army was before him, strengthened by French's division and by part of Couch's militia, whi to attack; but Gens. Sedgwick, Slocum, Sykes, French, and Hays (in place of Hancock, wounded at Getand Heights at 10 o'clock A. M. June 27. Gen. French took command of this post to-day. June 2
ing of the 27th the army, which should have been across the river the day before, being now for the most part on the south bank, under the most imperative orders from Gen. Meade, pressed forward with greater rapidity. Warren reached Robertson's Tavern about 1 o'clock P. M., where he began skirmishing with the enemy, but dared not make a serious attack until joined by the Third Corps. But, unfortunately, this body was doomed to be a further stumbling-block, for after crossing the river, Gen. French took the wrong road, which, carrying him too far to the right, involved him in serious trouble with Johnson's Division of Ewell's Corps, and by the time he had finished the brush the afternoon was far spent and the golden opportunity had passed. According to Mr. Greeley, he seems to have played at cross purposes with the implicit commands of his superior. See American Conflict, p. 400, Vol. II. Hill's Corps now coming up, the Rebel army fell back and took position along the left bank
, in plain view, stood a large, square, white house, occupied by Gen. French as Corps Headquarters. Life in winter camp was pretty much thde of our corps took place under the observation of Generals Meade, French, and Hunt, December 23d, and again by Gen. French, February 23d. FeGen. French, February 23d. February 6th, orders came to pack up, and the next morning we hitched in, momentarily expecting to depart, but on what errand we then knew notd fifty lives. Wednesday, March 16, a corps review was had by Gen. French, accompanied by Gen. Sedgwick, near the residence of that uncompn to the Sixth Corps. By this reorganization Major Generals Sykes, French, and Newton, and Brigadier Generals Kenly, Spinola, and Meredith, wm in which he has frequently distinguished himself. [Signed] Wm. H. French, Maj. Gen. Vols. Office of Judge Advocate. Headquarters A. OChief of Artillery of this Corps, Col. Platt, and Generals Hunt and French say concerning Capt. Sleeper, 10th Mass. Battery. He has served