It is souiewhat remarkable that the arcat contest befure Atlanta sbould havo found tbree classmates of West Point in' eoinrnand of arinies tbero, viz : McPherson, Schofield, and the rebel Hood. MoPborson and Sehoiield were roointuatea dui ing the last year of their cadet life. MoPherson and Hood were tentmates during their last cadet eocampment. - The gallant and noble McPucrson, whosa fame as a brilliant soldier is fixed, was also beloved as a frieud by all who knew liim iutiuiately. McPbcrson is the third General of bis elass (1853) who has been killed on the field of battle. Terrill feil bcfore him at Perryville ; Sill at Stono river. Bowen, the second in oommand at Vielcsburg at its surreuder, was also a elassmatü and particular frii-nd'Of McPherson, but died of mortificattón snon after his capture. The same claí claims Gen. Sheridan, the famous cavalry officei-, and Gen. R. O. Tyler, who waa highlv dietinguished, and lost a foot either at Spotsylvania or the Wilderuess. Gen. W. S. Smith, who attemptod to join Sherman on bis march to Selma, is of the same class. So, also, is Gen. ïillson. lt has given three other Generáis to Jeff. D;ivis, viz ■: : ï. M. Jonea, 11. II. Walker and Ross.