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lish his headquarters at Fortress Monroe. This having been done, a promise was given by General Grant to General "Baldy" Smith, who was about returning home very sick on a twenty days furlough, that on his getting back from such leave of absence, t of the Tenth army corps, forming the bulk of the field forces recently under General Butler, should be given to him. General Smith came North, but did not remain his allotted time. He grew better sooner than he expected; and, hearing that his presfter next election." It was in this manner we were deprived of the tried military skill and experience of General "Baldy" Smith; and the failure of an attack upon Petersburg may, therefore, be looked upon as but a fitting sequel to this last example of Mr. Lincoln's "electioneering and engineering strategy." General Smith's only mistake in the matter was that he grew personally angry, allowing his temper to get the better of him, and had an indecorous scene with General Grant for the latter's