s an officer of the old army, bull-headed, brave, a good disciplinarian.
He received his mortal wound at Antietam.
To Stone I gave a detached brigade on the upper Potomac-ground with which he was familiar.
He was a most charming and amiable geneciate his high qualities, but soon discovered them and gave him the first vacant division — that originally commanded by Stone.
He was one of the best and most modest soldiers we had. Possessing excellent ability and judgment, the highest bravery,ion.
(Signed) William H. Seward.
To carry out these instructions the necessary orders were issued to Gens. Banks, Stone, and Hooker.
I give a copy of the order issued to Gen. Banks; the others were the same, mutatis mutandis:
headquarof the election.
For the purpose of carrying out these instructions you are authorized to suspend the habeas corpus. Gen. Stone has received similar instructions to these.
You will please confer with him as to the particular points that each shal