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ltogether was more unsuccessful than most men who have had the advantages of education and position which a graduate of West Point enjoys. Yet at this time he must have displayed some very lovable qualities; for among the ordinary men with whom he aevery sort revived, or sought to revive, their relations with him. Some of his firmest friendships were with his former West Point comrades. Though he was absolutely free from the pedantry of West Point, I have never known a man whose associations tWest Point, I have never known a man whose associations there affected afterward his relations with men more remarkably. A chum at the Academy, a tent-mate in Louisiana or Mexico, always had a claim upon him that he recognized. He preferred West Point men as soldiers, he loved them as friends. Whether iWest Point men as soldiers, he loved them as friends. Whether it was prejudice or partiality, or what not, he thought higher even of Sherman and Sheridan because they were graduates of the Academy; and all through the war and afterward men like Ingalls and Wallen and Dent had peculiar relations with him because