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[66] a good soldier. His death was reported to us later from Fortress Monroe. A slow fever is consuming poor Brother Knowles, who has passed the meridian of life,--a sturdy patriot, a brave old man. We fear we shall leave him along the route on our next move.

During July Abraham Lincoln visited the Army of the Potomac,— Abraham Lincoln, who, even as the Roman Senate thanked the consuls in the hour of defeat for not despairing of the republic, sent words of hope and cheer to the Army of the Potomac after each reverse, and who at this time rode with the commanderin-chief and his staff through the principal streets of the vast camp, amid the plaudits of the soldiers. We seem yet to see that rugged form towering above general and staff, and those massive, benignly grand features of our war president.

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