Was the Lt. McIntosh who skirmished at Cedar Run in March 14th, 1862; the same guy who later led a brigade under Sheridan?
Here's to the flag we follow, Here's to the land we serve, And here's to holy honor, That doth the two preserve.
E. W. HAZEWELL.
'That a high class standing at the Military Academy does not always indicate the future successful soldier has been often proved, and in no case more forcibly than in General Custer's : his class graduated thirty-four men, of which number thirty-three were above him. His perceptive faculties, decision of character, dash, and audacity won the favor of the peculiar Kearney, the cautious McClellan, the sarcastic Pleasonton, and the impetuous Sheridan ; and these generals, with wholly different ideas and characters, trusted him with unlimited confidence. During the period that he commanded the Third Cavalry Division he captured one hundred and eleven guns, sixty-five battle-flags, and ten thousand prisoners of war.' George F. Price
I was earlier browsing some of the piffle that spewed forth by Reno at his Inquiry - he was rather good at it, wasn't he.
Well, sir; I had known Gen. Custer a long time, and had no confidence in his ability as a soldier. I had known him all through the war. Marcus A. Reno
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Two couriers came up from Custer requesting re-inforcement, and announcing that he was advancing on the enemy.