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The fight at Reams's station. A correspondent of the Washington Chronicle writes a curious letter in explanation of Hancock's defeat on the Weldon railroad. If the views of this writer may be accepted as correct, it requires but three years to annihilate an army corps, for we are told that the Second corps was composed of entirely new men, and hence the disaster. Dating before Petersburg, August 27th, the correspondent writes: "Every man undergoes an organic change once in seven y
the last atom of the 'old man' has departed, the individual retains his identity, his friends appear the same, his name remains unchanged.
"So is it with the Army of the Potomac.
The different corps become new commands every three years. Hancock is the leader of a corps, of which every member wears for his distinctive badge a club or trend.
This is the Second corps; but how changed since the time when commanded by General Sumner ! The old men of the Second corps are almost all gone.