”General Smith assigned me a brigade composed of the Eleventh Indiana, Colonel George F. McGinnis; the Eighth Missouri, Colonel Morgan L. Smith; the Twenty-third Indiana, Colonel W. C. Sanderson; Battery A, of Chicago, Captain James Smith, and Company I, Fourth United States Dragoons, Lieutenant Powell.
The possession of a command required me to select a staff, and in doing this I was regardful of the sage advice of General Smith already given. Captain Fred Kneffler became my assistant adjutant-general; Captain Joseph P. Pope, commissary; Captain Charles W. Lyman, quartermaster; Thomas W. Fry, surgeon; Lieutenants James R. Ross and Addison Ware, aidesde-camp, and the Rev. John D. Rogers, chaplain. My obligations to these officers, I pause to say, continue with all their original force notwithstanding most of them are asleep in their long homes. Association with them taught me the exquisite propriety of the use of the term family in definition of the relation between the chief and members of his staff—a relation of which confidence is the primary element.”
Lew Wallace An Autobiography, Vol. 1, 1906, page 347