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John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter XIV (search)
e in the forenoon of the 16th, he says: As soon as the above dispositions were completed, and having visited the different commands, I gave directions that the movement against the enemy's left flank should be continued; but no sub-report mentions the receipt of any such directions. The report then proceeds to give a graphic and, I believe, nearly accurate though brief description of what followed. It may also be observed that in my official report of the battle of Nashville, dated December 31, 1864, the following appears: In the night of the 15th I waited upon the major-general commanding at his headquarters, and received his orders for the pursuit of the enemy on the following day. This report was, of course, before General Thomas when he wrote his own, and had necessarily been read by him and doubtless by some of his staff officers; yet no reference was made in his report to the subject referred to in the words above quoted from mine. These facts from the records may perhaps
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter XV (search)
battalion of four companies—for my services in command of an army of thirty thousand men, including artillery and cavalry. (4) The telegram from General Thomas to Secretary Stanton recommending those brevets for Stanley and me was dated December 31, 1864, 5 P. M., while my general report including that of the battle of Nashville bears the same date without hour, but may have been, and probably was, received by General Thomas before he sent his telegram recommending my promotion. (5) Neit and that only so far as it was necessary for me to construe it to give the general basis of my action. If any official duty remained to be done in that regard, that duty devolved on General Thomas, not on me. In my final report, dated December 31, 1864, I said, as above indicated, that my instructions from the major-general commanding were embraced in a telegram to General Stanley (dated November 8), in which General Thomas said, Should the enemy overpower them [the cavalry] and march on <
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Index (search)
1864, 167, 200, 284, 287, 289, 290; Nov. 20, 167, 200-202, 284, 289; Nov. 24, 194, 197, 202-205; Nov. 25, 204-207; Nov. 26, 204; Nov. 27, 204-207 ; Nov. 28,175, 207-209, 211-214, 218; Nov. 29, 171, 176, 211-214, 217, 218; Nov. 30, 187, 220-225; Dec. 15, 265, 281; Dec. 16, 247: Sherman, W. T., Oct. 19, 1864, 191; Oct. 20, 317, 318; Oct. 31, 198; Nov. 1, 320; Nov. 7,199; Nov. 11, 321, 322; Nov. 12, 288, 301: Stanley, D. S., Nov. 8, 1864, 284, 290; Nov. 13, 166, 167: Stanton, E., 277, 279; Dec. 31, 1864, 280: Steedman. J. B., Nov. 25, 1864, 197: Twining, W. J., Nov. 30, 1864, 220: Wharton. H. C., Nov. 29, 1864, 228 Thomas, James L., letter from S. to, Nov. 1, 1863, 102 Thomas, Maj.-Gen., Lorenzo, Adjutant-General of United States, orders the raising of negro troops, 99 Thompson, Brig.-Gen., M. Jeff., threatens Carlin at Pilot Knob, 51; action at Fredericktown, Mo., 51-53; capability for defeat, 254 Thompson's Station, Tenn., Forrest at, 173; S. at, 174; military movements