. 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 pension.
He is one of the most marked instances within my knowledge of the highest merit and services passed over unacknowledged and unrewarded.
Hunt's merits consisted not only in organizing his command to the best advantage, but in using it on the field of battle with the utmost skill and power.
The services of this most distinguished officer i