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[for the Richmond Dispatch.]conduct of the war — educated and Improvised George Fitzhugh. It is a common complaint that there are too many West Point graduates in our army, and that these officers are unacquainted with the feelings, prejudices, and capacities of volunteers. Both branches of the complaint are unfounded. Not a fourth, we presume, of our officers ever graduated of West Point. All of those who have been put in high offices have seen service with volunteers, or commanded them in our Indian and Mexican wars. On the other hand, hundreds of our officers, appointed from civil life, never saw, or were engaged in military service of any kind, either with regulars or volunteers. Despite of their inexperience, they have behaved admirably, and no doubt, most of them, have acquired much valuable military knowledge in the last six months of active hostilities; but this knowledge has been chiefly acquired from serving with, or under, educated and experienced off