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brought about by the deliberate action of one of the most amiable and humane of the regular army generals, in opposition to the wishes both of the War Department at Washington and of almost all his own general officers. Compare Dodge's Bird's Eye View, p. 114. Official War Records, XXI, 67, 96, 940. It is to be remembered that McClellan had been removed for alleged inaction, and that Burnside was being at once held back and pushed on. See a letter urging increased action from Quartermaster-General Meigs. (Official War Records, XXI, 916 ) General Walker well describes Burnside as the sweetest, kindest, most true-hearted of men, loving and lovable, dashing, romantic, picturesque, but he was not fit for the command of an army; he knew he was not. (2d Army Corps, p. 137.) Xvii. Massachusetts and the colored troops. It is a curious fact that one part of the Civil War in which Massachusetts may claim an unquestioned precedence is the one part for which all her previous tradit