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John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 9: Dana's influence in the tribune (search)
gone. The only chance of failure is, says the P. M., that these late letters are made up in a special or extra package, and this may be overlooked and left unopened at night in the New York office. Pray look to this. Your despatch about the Fremont letter is generally admired. I have not yet taken Banks' opinion of it; but he has written me a note saying that he was misled by A. B. James, and will keep out of such ruts hereafter. Rather late, but very right. You can't guess how old Butler gave it to me yesterday for that infernal article telling the British how to invade and conquer the South. No report can do justice to his venom. I will try to keep such articles out of the Tribune hereafter. Old Badger was sitting in the Senate all day yesterday. He must be tickled to death at the prospect of Pike's return to this city. I trust you have a supplement to-day. Thank Carey in my name for that article on Bowen. Also whoever did the Joe Bonaparte, though it used up so mu
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 19: Grant's overland campaign against Richmond (search)
ter doing all possible damage, to march to the James River and communicate with Butler. This was followed by the statement that General Hobart Ward is under arrest fbridges and rejoin before to-morrow night, that Smith, with reinforcements from Butler's army, was delayed at New Castle, and had been directed not to begin his marcht of Hancock near Botton's Bridge; that two officers of Grant's staff were with Butler, making preparatory arrangements for the movement of this army to Bermuda Hundrflank towards Fort Powhatan on the James. The next day he crossed the James to Butler's headquarters at Bermuda Hundred, and the day afterwards went to City Point. base of supplies here to be guarded by its fortifications and the forces of General Butler. Official Records, Dana to Stanton, July 20, 1864-5 P. M. This statemensunderstandings and controversies, the most important of which was between Generals Butler and W. F. Smith. Dana's despatches throw light upon them all. Having been
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 20: Confederate operations in Northern Virginia (search)
Dana returns to Washington generals Smith and Butler defensive attitude in front of Petersburg deeeding to the extreme remedy of relieving him. Butler was pretty deep in controversial correspondencth, in which it will be noted that Grant says, Butler was clearly in the wrong. Rumors had just comyou as a great secret not to be spoken of that Butler is ordered to Fort Monroe and Smith put in commmand of the Eighteenth army corps and sending Butler back to Fort Monroe, on July 6th, at 10 A. M.,of his corps to the next in rank, and notified Butler accordingly. He appears to have started that spent the night at Fort Monroe. The next day Butler is said to have called upon Grant with a requeirs, but Dana, who was sitting with Grant when Butler called, described the meeting to me many times afterwards as an embarrassing one, in which Butler, clad in full uniform, with a haughty air and flis leave with the impression in his mind that Butler had in some manner cowed his commanding office
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 21: administration of War Department (search)
esires to employ him. Franklin is not likely to have a command anywhere. ... Don't believe any of the reports about approaching changes in the cabinet. If Mr. Stanton is to be Chief-Justice, I don't know it; and I do know that neither General Butler nor General Banks is to be Secretary of War. As is well known, the Army of the Potomac and the forces under Sheridan maintained a strictly defensive attitude in Virginia during the entire fall and winter of 1864-65, while Sherman, without attend to my own affairs. ... From City Point I have no news. Joe Bowers was here a fortnight since, looking as well as ever. Dunn was up on Monday with a bundle of despatches for the secretary. He said all were well. Comstock accompanied Butler to Fort Fisher. That affair makes unpleasant feeling between army and navy. What is the real truth I don't know. W. F. Smith has gone to New Orleans as the head of a board to investigate the Quartermaster's Department there, and everything e
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 23: period of reconstruction (search)
was proposed in Congress to lay a tax upon the interest paid on government bonds. As this was generally regarded as looking towards repudiation, Dana made haste to declare that if the members who voted for it had any sense of shame left they would never show their heads among honest people. Having always stood for sound money and honest government, he complimented Horatio Seymour, the Democratic governor of New York, as a life-long believer in hard money. On the other hand, he denounced Butler, who had recently become a Democratic representative from Massachusetts, for bringing forward the proposition to strike from the United States legal-tender notes the promise to pay in dollars. This, he pointed out, as a transparent effort to establish fiat money, in opposition to which Dana promptly contended that there could be no value in government paper because the word dollar was inscribed on it, unless it expressed or implied by unmistakable language that it was exchangeable for its
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 27: administration of President Hayes begins a new era (search)
poses his third candidacy the noble controversies of politics death of George William Curtis Samuel J. Randall Benjamin F. Butler sketches of Beach and Bennett Early in the presidential term of Rutherford B. Hayes, a movement was started at that Dana had been severely criticised for the part he took in the presidential campaign in which Cleveland, Blaine, and Butler were the candidates. He had been charged with inconsistency, with levity, and even with insincerity; but at the death of General Butler, which occurred early in 1893, this is what he said: For the last quarter of a century at least Benjamin Franklin Butler has stood out as the most original, the most American, and the most picturesque character in our public lifBenjamin Franklin Butler has stood out as the most original, the most American, and the most picturesque character in our public life. He had courage equal to every occasion; his given word needed no backer; his friendships and his enmities knew no variableness or shadow of turning; his opinions were never disguised nor withheld; his devotion to his country was without qualifica
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Index (search)
wn, Joseph E., governor, 367. Brown's Ferry, 283, 284, 291. Brownson, Orestes, 453. Bruinsburg, 216. Bruno, 56. Bryan, William J., 490, 492. Bryant, William Cullen, 484. Buchanan, President, 148, 149, 152. Buckner, General, 188. Buell, General, 350. Buffalo, 3, 5, 6, 8-10, 12, 16, 17, 23, 27, 30. Bullard, Ann, 1. Bull Run, 166, 168, 171, 175, 178, 263. Burke, orthodox minister, 22. Burnside, General, 253, 254, 256, 257, 258, 269, 271, 272, 286, 287, 294, 310, 320, 324. Butler, General Benjamin F., 147, 322, 328-332, 334-336, 349, 352, 400, 461, 462, 465, 483, 484. Butterfield, General, 278. C. Caret, 94. Cadwallader, S., 232. Cairo, Illinois, 190-192, 194, 204, 213, 219, 240, 246, 247, 275, 276. Calhoun, John C., 98, 140, 152, 389. California, 120; Lower, 126. Calvin, 59. Cambridge, 9, 12, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22-24, 30, 56. Cameron, Simon, 170, 178. Campbell, Lew, 144. Canada, annexation of, 133. Canby, General, 348, 356, 366. Carlisle,