hat there was no movement of the enemy toward the point occupied by his troops, he went over and entered the mine after the explosion, when the cavity was filled as if with a swarm of bees by the colored soldiers, and there was no general of division or brigade or field officer in that mine but himself, and he had no business to be there.
He was an intelligent and capable military officer, and possessed a further qualification — he was a good business man. After the war was over he went to Chicago, and established himself in business there.
Later he was called to St. Louis, where he was put at the head of public works of that city, and where he now lives with his family deserving many years.
I had another volunteer aid in New Orleans, Capt. John Clark, who acted as assistant commissary.
He had been editor, and I think proprietor, of the Boston Courier, and when I seized the Delta newspaper he and Lieutenant-Colonel Brown, of the Eighth Vermont, volunteered to keep up the publica