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eral Butler had had only the slight experience of the muster field, such as that then was, and had wholly missed the valuable discipline of the lower grades of command. The mistake—as was pointed out freely by such acute foreign observers as Count Gurowski and Comte de Paris The latter describes them as the improvised generals. (Civil War in America (translation), I, 165.)—was not in making them officers, but in putting them at once at the top of the ladder. Intended as a compliment, it wa go to Louisiana and do the same thing there. Irvin, p. 56. For Banks's surprise at his appointment, see Gordon's Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, p. 29. For the view taken of Banks by foreign observers, see Comte de Paris (translation), I, 264; Gurowski's Diary, I, 100, 148, 195. With thirty-nine regiments of infantry, six batteries of artillery and one battalion of cavalry, Banks sailed from New York, under sealed orders, on December 4, and reached Ship Island on Dec. 13, 1862. Unfortunately,