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John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter I (search)
e other foolish boy should try it.) I was promptly challenged to undertake it for a high wager, and that challenge overcame any scruple I may have had. I cared nothing for a brief visit to New York, and had only five dollars in money which Jerome N. Bonaparte loaned me to pay my way. But I went to the city and back, in perfect safety, between the two roll-calls I had to attend that day. Old Benny Havens of blessed memory rowed me across the river to Garrison's, and the Cold Spring ferryman backy. It is true my up-train did not stop at Garrison's or Cold Spring, but the conductor, upon a hint as to the necessity of the case, kindly slacked the speed of the express so that I could jump off from the rear platform. In due time I repaid Bonaparte the borrowed five dollars, but the wager was never paid. The only other bet I made at West Point was on Buchanan's election; but that was in the interest of a Yankee who was not on speaking terms with the Southerner who offered the wager. I h
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committee from St. Louis to Washington, 58, 59, 425 Blue Island, Ill., labor riots at, 497, 498, 500 Blunt, Maj.-Gen. James G., at Cane Hill, 62; Hindman's movement against, 62; battle of Prairie Grove, 62-64; S.'s opinion of, 63, 64; promoted, major-general, 64; disgraceful condition of his district, 93; S. determines to, relieve , 93; the President's use of, 111, 112 Board of Ordnance and Fortification, its creation and work, 459, 485-487; S. president of, 459, 484, 485 Bonaparte, Jerome N., S.'s friendship with, 7, 8 Boonville, Mo., S. joins Gen. Lyon at, 35; battle of, 37 Border Guards, in Missouri, 78 Boston Mountains, military operations in the, 61 Boynton, Brig.-Gen. H. V., supports S. in the Thomas dispute, 297 Breckinridge, Maj.-Gen. John C., in the Sherman-Johnston negotiations, 351,352 Brentwood, Tenn., request for ammunition to be sent to, 187; proposal to send Smith to, 221, 223-225; S. proposes to stand at, 223-225; proposal to send Steedman