the credit he deserved.
His moral character was of the highest, and he was in all respects an admirable corps commander; more than that, he would have commanded an army well.
The only reason why I did not send him to relieve Sherman, instead of Buell, was that I could not spare such a man from the Army of the Potomac.
Blenker I found, and retained, in command of the Germans.
Born in Bavaria, it was said he had served in Greece as a non-commissioned officer, and subsequently as a colonel od most imperturbable men in danger whom I ever knew — like all his race.
I shall have occasion to revert to him hereafter, and will now only add that he was treated with the grossest injustice — chiefly, I fear, because of his devotion to me.
Buell was in California, a lieutenant-colonel of the adjutant-general's department.
I had him appointed a brigadier-general and sent for him at once.
He possessed a very high reputation in the Mexican war, and I found him to be an admirable soldier i