had been wounded; I have never met him personally.
He did not assume command of the brigade, for as soon as he recovered from his wound the President appointed him major-general of volunteers, that he might go to Illinois and, in the words of Mr. Lincoln, be a sort of father to them out there.
The following is an extract from the letter of Gen E. A. Hitchcock to Gen. H. W. Halleck, dated Washington, March 22, 1862:
I then bid the secretary (Stanton) good-evening and left him, but he calquired the language, and that he would then take my place of general commanding-in-chief.
He failed to state what provision he would make for me, that probably to depend upon the impression I made upon him.
I immediately took the letter to Mr. Lincoln, who was made very angry by it, and, taking possession of the letter, said that he would see that I should not be troubled in that way again.
Cluseret — afterwards Minister of War under the Commune-brought me a letter of introduction from G