Union Corps Commands - chaos at the top 3a/4

April 15, 1863:

In numbers, we are about 30 percent stronger than McClellan was in front of Yorktown... Not one of the old corps commanders remains: and but two of those now commanding corps had more than a brigade a year ago.

April 23, 1863:

The two-year regiments, of which there are near 40 from New York, will soon be going home, as will the nine-months' men raised last summer. It will reduce this corps nearly one quarter in number, most of the loss falling on the First Division.

- A Diary of Battle: The Personal Journals of Charles S. Wainwright, 1861-1865.