the loyal admiration of the regiment, as he quickly did, if he had acted arbitrarily in his method of discipline.
The records of the regiment show his manly self control, by the practice of which he was able to control the unruly element in the regiment, and win the approval of all, and their obedience.
During the march into Virginia
almost daily firing was heard on the right where frequent efforts were made to seize the gaps opening from the Shenandoah valley into the Mannasas plains
, but no general engagement occurred.
On November 9th an advance of four miles was made, and the Corps
was reviewed by Generals McClellan
The command of the army had been transferred to Burnside
and this review was a sort of farewell to the departing General.
This transfer of command had been made in spite of Burnside
's earnest protests but it was persisted in because the authorities at Washington
had become convinced that under its former commander nothing definite would be done as long as it could be put off. The change was resented by many of the old soldiers, and many officers, admirers of McClellan
, resigned and left the service.
The regiment remained in camp at White Plains
ten days, during which a severe snow storm occurred, rendering the movement of troops fatiguing and difficult, but on the 15th camp was struck and the march resumed, first to Cattlet's Station and then to Stafford Court House.
Here a stay of about two weeks was made during which Colonel Upton
drilled the regiment diligently.
The day's program was, Company drill in the morning; Battalion drill at 1 p. m.; Dress Parade at 4 p. m., and School of Instruction for officers at 6 p. m. Under this regime the improvement of the regiment was rapid and the officers and men caught the enthusiasm of their leader