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acter of Lieut.-Gen. Thomas J. Jackson, late Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy" there. A perusal of it will well repay for the time spent, giving as it does many new facts in relation to the character of the great hero who has gone. It is an interesting fact that when the Board of Visitors of the institute was looking for a suitable person to fill the vacant chair to which Jackson was chosen, the faculty of West Point submitted to them the names of Gens. McClellan, Rosecrans, Reno, and Gustavus. W. Smith, besides that of Jackson. The lecture room of the great professor is still draped in mourning for his death. Of the punctuality of Gen. Jackson Gen. Smith says: Punctual to a minute, I have known him to walk in front of the superintendent's quarters, during a hard rain, because the hour had not quite arrived when it was his duty to present his weekly class reports. The early studies of a great man are always of interest to those who have seen the culminat