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APRIL 2, 1864.]


GENERAL JAMES M`ALLISTER SCHOFIELD, whose portrait we give on this page, was born in Chautauque County, New York, in 1831. He graduated at West Point in 1851, and his present rank in the regular army is Captain of Artillery. He has been connected with operations in Missouri from the commencement of the war until a recent date, when he was transferred to the Department of East Tennessee in place of General FOSTER. He was with General LYON at Wilson's Creek, where the latter was killed ; commanded the Missouri Department temporarily when General HALLECK took the field in person in the Corinth campaign commanded the

Army of the Frontier, and fought the battle against HINDMAN and other rebel leaders near Boston Mountains, in Arkansas, in the summer of 1862; and subsequently, upon the removal of General CURTIS, was placed in full command of the Department of Missouri. His administration of affairs was not in all respects satisfactory to a large body of the people of the Department, and his transfer to another field was probably in obedience to the demand of those who regarded him as not fully in accord with the progress of opinion in that Department. General SCHOFIELD is claimed to be an officer of ability, and in his present field will have an excellent opportunity to vindicate his reputation as a commander in active service, free from the impediments which lately embarrassed his career.


BRIGADIER-GENERAL CHETLAIN, whose portrait we give on this page, was born in St. Louis, Missouri, December 26, 1824, of French-Swiss parents who emigrated to America in 1823. He received his education at Galena, Illinois, where he after-ward embarked in mercantile pursuits. In 1859 he visited Europe and spent a year on the Continent, visiting the battle-fields of Magenta and Solferino, and interesting himself in military matters. On returning to this country he took an active part in the political campaign of 1860, and on the bombardment of Fort Sumter enlisted as a private, being the first man in Northwestern Illinois to respond


to the nation's call. Five days after the bombardment he was joined by one hundred of his fellow-citizens of Galena, elected Captain, and marched his company directly to Springfield, being accompanied and assisted by Captain GRANT, now Lieutenant-General U. S. GRANT, commanding the armies of the United States. CHETLAIN'S company joined the Twelfth Illinois Infantry, be receiving the Lieutenant-Colonelcy on the consolidation. At the battle of Donaldson he was in command of the regiment, and received a promotion from General YATES for gallantry in the field. Colonel CHETLAIN led the Twelfth Illinois in the subsequent battles of Shiloh, the siege of Corinth, at Iuka, and at Corinth. After the battle of Corinth he took command of the Corinth post, and there, in the month (Next Page)




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