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mentioning General Hancock's name in his account of the operations of July first--a very strange mistake for an eye-witness. When General Sickles arrived at Gettysburgh, General Howard was not the commanding officer, and had not been for some time. He was first superseded by General Hancock, by virtue of the written order of General Meade, and afterward by the arrival of General Slocum, his superior in rank. The account is very much like the play of Hamlet with the part of the Prince of Denmark omitted. The next statement which I notice is, that a conference of leading generals took place, when some insisted on falling back on Taneytown, etc. It would be interesting to know, who the leading generals referred to, were. It is said, indeed, that General Howard, who enjoys in the estimation of the public — I will not say how justly — the honors of the day, had decided to retreat from Gettyburgh. But it is certainly true, that the leading general, Major-General Hancock, entertaine