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coöperative spirit everywhere prevailed. Each one was proud of the other's success and good fortune. "It was like a wellordered and affectionate family at Newbern," said a visitor on his return from North Carolina: "nothing like it has been known among us during the war." It is possible that this was an overstatement of the case. But the spirit of mutual confidence and concord so fully prevailed, as to put out of sight all minor differences, and to impress all witnesses that, in the Department of North Carolina, discord, envy and ill-will were altogether unknown! General Burnside attributes his success to the prevalence in his command of the kindly and cordial feeling for which it was distinguished, and at all times bears the heartiest testimony to the gallantry, good conduct, and cooperative zeal of the officers and soldiers with whom he was associated.


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