to Castle Thunder early in the war, and described the battles that had taken place on his farm.
He was one of the few men in the Old Dominion whom neither argument nor intimidation could swerve from an unyielding devotion to the Union.
On the 2d of March, Maj. Gen. Grant having been previously nominated to the grade of lieutenantgeneral, was confirmed in this rank by the Senate, and on tile 10th assigned, by special order of President Lincoln, to the command of all the Armies of the United States; and soon came the tidings that his headquarters were to be with the Army of the Potomac.
Then followed a rumor that the army was to be reorganized, and this report soon took the form of reality, for we now learned that the Third Corps was doomed,—dismal news indeed.
Next to the attachment men feel for their own company or regiment comes that which they feel for their corps.
All the active service we had yet seen had been in the Third Corps, and its earlier history and traditions from