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Brig. Gen. Pearce, of Arkansas, it was erroneously stated that he is a native of Alabama. Gen. Pearce is a native of Kentucky. He graduated at West Point, and entered that famous regiment of the old service, the 7th infantry. Taking arms with the South in the beginning of the present war, he was appointed to the command of a brigade of Arkansas troops, and in the famous battle near Springfield, Missouri, rendered invaluable services by his military science and individual dash and daring. He is one of those intelligent regular officers who thoroughly understands volunteers, and has the rare tact of teaching volunteers how to fight skillfully and efficiently, without cramping the peculiar genius and temper of the volunteer, who can never be converted into a mere soldier.
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