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ries, their associates, that they made rapid progress and attained a degree of proficiency highly creditable.
Gen. Barry served as chief of artillery with the Army of the Potomac until the close of the Peninsular campaign; he performed his duties with great zeal, patience, and ability.
The artillery reserve was originally commanded by Col. H. J. Hunt, who gave up the command only when appointed chief of artillery in place of Gen. Barry.
The artillery reserve was then commanded by Col. George W. Getty, an excellent officer.
Gen. Hunt retained the position of chief of artillery until the close of the war. I regarded him as the best living commander of field-artillery.
He was a man of the utmost coolness in danger, thoroughly versed in his profession, an admirable organizer, a soldier of a very high order.
As I write this (July, 1882) Hunt is likely to be retired as a colonel — a man whose services in any other army would have been rewarded by titles, high rank, and ample pensio