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 This is high praise, and from the most competent sources, to be given to a man who had never been under fire until he had passed his fifty-third year, and whose life had been occupied in quiet agricultural pursuits. It was the blood of theZZZ which tingled in his veins in those days of uishable love of coun-,—the inborn hatred cherous, which made uch a home as I have kable horrors of the ualities like these, he campaign which suc-Chancellorsville. At sion of the First Corps he assumed charge of ision had received the o action at nine in the four in the afternoon, the army. He had imated the fight everyuncil of war held after porary commander of one of three who, with of the enemy; but his A competent military n the mind of any unrse been adopted, the y captured or put to once of good judgment this occasion. the Eastern Division, ssisting in the arrangeundertaken, however, 1864, he was sent upon special service to the Mississippi Valley, and made an extensive tour through the Western and Southwestern States. It was on
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