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y Gap, taking several prisoners and dispersing the rest. Notwithstanding the severe illness from which he suffered, Lander remained at Paw Paw, covering the railroad and keeping the country — clear of the enemy, until the 28th of Feb., when he was ordered to move to Bunker Hill to co-operate with Gen. Banks, then at Charlestown, covering, the rebuilding of the rail-road as he advanced. While engaged in preparing to execute this order his disease assumed a more violent form, and on the 2d of March this gallant officer breathed his last. On some occasions during this brief campaign I was obliged to check Lander rather abruptly for attempting to assume control over troops not under his command, and for endeavoring to initiate some very rash movements when the great risk could not be counterbalanced by the very faint chances of success. These errors arose partly from inexperience, and also, no doubt, from the effects of the malady which so soon terminated his life. These occurren
ve him from command and arrest him soon after Fort Donelson, and that Halleck had interfered to save him. I took no steps to undeceive Grant, trusting to time to elucidate the question. In the latter part of 1866, while I was in Europe, Gen. Grant, through one of his staff, communicated with Gen. Marcy in regard to papers missing from the files of the office of general-in-chief during my tenure of the place. In searching my papers Gen. Marcy found my retained copy — of the despatch of March 2 from Halleck in which he reports Grant's unauthorized absence, etc. This he forwarded to Gen. Grant, who was thus for the first time informed of the truth. This despatch and my reply had, with many others, disappeared from the files in the office. So with regard to my correspondence as general-in-chief. The military telegraph-office was first established by me, and was located, as already stated, in the headquarters of the Army of the Potomac. While I was absent from Washington for a
0; Fair Oaks, 381. Lee, Gen., Robert, in Peninsula, 240, 482; Pope's campaign, 518, 531 ; in Maryland, 556, 557, 573, 624, 643, 660 ; lost order, 573. Leesburg,Va., 170, 171, 181-190, 550. Lee's Mill, Va., 260, 261, 263, 272, 274, 284, 285, 287, 320-323. Le Fort, Capt.-see Chartres. Letterman, Dr., 126, 128. Letters and despatches. Washington, 1861-2 : McClellan's Memorandum, 2d .4ug., 101. To Lincoln, 22d Oct., ‘61, 187 ; 28th Feb., ‘62 195. To Halleck, 11th Nov.,‘61 207 ; 2d Mar., ‘61, 216. To Stanton, 3d Feb., ‘62 229 ; 28th Feb., ‘62. 194; 9th Mar., ‘62, 223. 224. To Cameron, 6th Sept., ‘61, 205 ; 8th Sept., ‘61, 106. To Banks, 21st Oct., 61. 186; 29th Oct.,‘61, 148 To Stone, 20th Oct ,‘61, 182; 21st Oct., ‘61, 185, 186. To Buell, 7th, 12th Nov., ‘61, 210. To Burnside, 7th Jan.,‘62, 206. To T. W. Sherman, 14th Feb., ‘62, 211. To Butler, 23d Feb., ‘62, 212. To Lander. 28th Feb., ‘62, 195. To Grant, 24th Nov , ‘66, 218; 26th De