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to the cadets' hospital for the doctor, whom she did not find, before going for us.
On December 20th a court of inquiry brought together Colonel Robert E. Lee, Major Robert Anderson, Captain R. B. Marcy (McClellan's father-in-law), and Captain Samuel Jones. Colonel Lee had been very kind to me when a cadet.
I had known Major Anderson before — noticing then how tenderly he was caring for his invalid wife.
Captain Samuel Jones had been my instructor when a cadet, and Captain Marcy and myseCaptain Samuel Jones had been my instructor when a cadet, and Captain Marcy and myself were on duty at the same posts in Florida.
To pay my respects to them at the hotel was a real pleasure.
A little later came the funeral of Colonel John Lind Smith of the Engineers.
The whole corps of cadets acted as an escort.
Lieutenant Fitz John Porter commanded the corps during the exercises, and I was exceedingly pleased with his military bearing that day.
During the summer vacation of 1859, extending from the middle of June to August 28th, I made quite a tour northward for recr