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Palfrey's Bartlett, p. 83. or when the commander of a picket station bade his men present arms to General Meade across the river at Richmond, instead of firing upon him, when they had him absolutely in their power; or when, on the other side, General Kershaw was spared by the Union officers at Fredericksburg when he alone dared ride up to reconnoitre the enemy from a knoll which was swept by the fire of the sharpshooters of both armies. Both these last incidents are related by the Rev. Robert Wilson in the Charleston (S. C.) News and Courier, quoted in the Boston Transcript (July 14, 1896). The Richmond incident was told him by Colonel McCoy of Pennsylvania, a member of General Meade's staff, and present on the occasion described. The gradual development of the Union cavalry, which at first was distinctly inferior to the Confederate and in the end overwhelmingly superior, In Crowninshield's 1st Mass. Cavalry there is an admirable essay on the development of the Union cava