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Chapter 11: the disbandment. The last days of our encampment before Washington gave us plenty of work, especially for the officers, making up returns of government property: arms, clothing, tents, supplies of all kinds, for which they were resp
recommending this honor for the officers of my division at the close of the war. But in the meantime the Government at Washington was adopting this sweeping policy.
Everybody was breveted one grade who asked for it,one general order embracing very jor-General for special service reported by my corps commander, I did not officially accept the latter until we reached Washington, and the army was about to be mustered out. So this brevet was not officially recognized by the Government in the final ied by the imposition of vicarious honors.
To resume the narrative, on the first day of July, while encamped before Washington, we received an order, which, though expected, moved us most deeply.
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