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overnor Andrew. He said once, It seems very absurd that I, who am a man of peace and always hated soldiering, should be the man to choose. these officers; but Providence has put this duty upon me, and I shall do it as best I can. He was liable, as are most of us, to be misled by an imposing appearance, a commanding manner, and ghest order. I know of no terms of praise too exaggerated to characterize his masterly ability. If ever a soldier earned promotion, Colonel Miles has done so. Providence should spare his life, and I earnestly recommend that he be promoted and intrusted with a command commensurate with his abilities. Official War Records, 39, p. 321. Providence having complied with the kind suggestion of General Caldwell, the nation seems to have taken care of the rest. Apart from his unexampled rapidity of promotion, it is to be noticed that he received a medal of honor for distinguished gallantry in the battle of Chancellorsville, May 3, 1863, while holding with hi