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The Daily Dispatch: may 29, 1861., [Electronic resource], How the Southerners Treat prisoners of war. (search)
ace in the Topographical corps, and was engaged in surveys on the plains. When new regiments were added to the army during Gen. Pierce's Administration, he was appointed by Secretary Davis a Lieutenant Colonel of Cavalry; and on the death of General Jessup in 1860, was made Brigadier General, and assigned to duty as Quartermaster General of the Army. At the death of Gen. Jessup, when it became necessary to make a new Brigadier General, the President requested Gen. Scott to name four officers oGen. Jessup, when it became necessary to make a new Brigadier General, the President requested Gen. Scott to name four officers of the army whom he thought best qualified for the position, out of whom to make the selection. Gen. Scott named Albert S. Johnston, he who commanded in Utah as Brevet Brigadier; Jos. E. Johnston the subject of the present notice; Robert E. Lee, now commanding the Virginia forces; and C. F. Smith, a very accomplished officer of Northern nativity, still in the old army. We do not know that we have given the four names in the order in which they were mentioned by Gen. Scott, who expressly declar