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Scott, Halleck, Hunter, Sumner, Franklin, Porter, Sedgwick, and others
scenes in his command
the Hungarian Klapka
the French prisoners
events in Maryland.
It is a great mistake to suppose that I had the cordial support of Gen. Scott; the contrary was too much the dier-general and sent for him at once.
He possessed a very high reputation in the Mexican war, and I found him to be an admirable soldier in every regard.
To Sedgwick I gave a brigade.
Not knowing him well, I did not at first appreciate his high qualities, but soon discovered them and gave him the first vacant division — thatr-general.
He was a splendid soldier and performed admirably every duty assigned to him. Constantly improving, he was, when killed at Gettysburg, with Meade and Sedgwick, the best officer then with the Army of the Potomac.
He was remarkably brave and intelligent, an honest, true gentleman.
Meade was also one of my early appoi
His pursuit was to be by the Lee's Mill road, with Smith leading.
The remaining divisions — those of Porter, Sedgwick, Richardson, and Sykeswere held in readiness to support either Keyes, Heintzelman, or Franklin, as might prove most adva hour I received intelligence that the state of the contest was unfavorable and that my presence was urgently required.
Sedgwick's division was then held ready to embark in support of Franklin.
But I ordered him to move beyond Yorktown a short distery heavy force.
Therefore, to guard against all eventualities, I sent back orders to Porter to occupy Yorktown, and to Sedgwick and Richardson to advance by land in the morning.
During the night Heintzelman reported to me that Hooker's division ition while the movement to West Point was being carried out. Therefore, during the night, I countermanded the orders to Sedgwick and Richardson, and directed them to return to Yorktown and, together with Porter, embark as rapidly as possible in supp