And so the debate continues; but, like many others, leads simply to confusion and bitterness.
This evening an order came transferring my brigade to Negley's division.
It will be known hereafter as the Second Brigade, Second Division, Fourteenth Army Corps.
Late last Monday night an officer from Stokes' battery reported to me for duty.
I told him I had received no orders, and knew of no reason why he should report to me, and that in all probability General Samuel Beatty, of Van Cleve's division, was the person to whom he should report.
I regarded the matter as simply one of the many blunders which were occurring because there were two men of the same name and rank commanding brigades in this army; and so, soon after the officer left, I went to bed. Before I had gotten fairly to sleep, some one knocked again at my tent-door.
While rising to strike a light the person entered, and said that he had been ordered to report to me. Supposing it to be the