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r or not I have been faithful to those placed over me. For so much of service as was under General McClellan, and particularly with reference to the events which immediately preceded the embarkation s, &c., so far as may be necessary, which led to that campaign, I wish the testimony of Major General McClellan; Governor Denison, of Ohio. Brigadier-General Wadsworth, and Colonel Key, aide-de-campt, so far as my means and instructions permitted operate so as to aid or endeavor to aid Maj.-General McClellan in his campaign on the peninsula whether or not I was active, zealous and efficient in te last moment I left Fredericksburg for the valley of the Shenandoah to avoid coming under General McClellan's command; whether or not, when the campaign was considered as ended, I endeavored to go tce between myself and his Excellency the President, and the Honorable Secretary of War, Major-General McClellan and others, and the testimony of those mentioned in the margin. I wish inquiry made as
Burnside — his Antecedents, &c. The Richmond correspondent of the Grenada Appeal gives the following account of McClellan's successor: Gen Ambrose Everett Burnside who supplants the "Young Napoleon," is one of the most courteous and well-behaving officers of the Yankee army. He was born in Indiana, and entered the Military Academy of West Point from that State in the year 1843, in the same class with Ambrose P. Hill and Henry Heth, who are now Generals in the Confederate service. ted to examine it, and for which he expected a great contract from the Secretary of War. In this he was disappointed. Gen. Floyd, who was then at the head of the War Department of the United States, awarded the contract to other parties. McClellan was at the time, as he now is, President of the Illinois Central Railway, enjoying a fat salary and wielding a considerable patronage, and he offered Burnside a clerkship with a salary of two thousand dollars a year, which was accepted. The tw