country to the west, upon which no events of consequence occurred, has been included.1
Even among cavalry officers a want of appreciation has been shown.
, who, though nominally commanding the Cavalry Corps at the time, was not with any of his divisions, but, according to his own account, near General Meade
in the rear of the infantry line of battle, instructing his distinguished chief “how, in half an hour, to show himself a great general,” has recently written an article giving an outline of the valuable services of the cavalry of the Army of the Potomac preceding the battle of Gettysburg
He omits entirely to mention the important part it took in the battle itself.
Though concluding in a general way with a glowing tribute to its services, it is difficult to ascertain from what he writes whether any portion of the corps of which he was the commander was actually engaged.
And finally, General Custer
, who was temporarily serving under General Gregg
with his brigade, forwarded independently an official report of the movements of his command, which, in some of its statements, is not entirely ingenuous.
In the account referred to, he has taken to himself and his Michigan Brigade alone, the credit which, to say the least, others were entitled to share.