made such a step necessary.
For instance, I gave to Maj. Barry, chief of artillery, and to Maj. H. J. Hunt, commanding the reserve artillery, the grade of colonel; to Van Vliet and Clarke the same.
with great zeal, patience, and ability.
The artillery reserve was originally commanded by Col. H. J. Hunt, who gave up the command only when appointed chief of artillery in place of Gen. Barry.
The artillery reserve was then commanded by Col. George W. Getty, an excellent officer.
Gen. Hunt retained the position of chief of artillery until the close of the war. I regarded him as the best lprofession, an admirable organizer, a soldier of a very high order.
As I write this (July, 1882) Hunt is likely to be retired as a colonel — a man whose services in any other army would have been rewthin my knowledge of the highest merit and services passed over unacknowledged and unrewarded.
Hunt's merits consisted not only in organizing his command to the best advantage, but in using it on t