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training there being, in his opinion, a good preparation for the study of law.
The little savings from all my past work had been invested in a piece of land which was sold to fit me out for my journey to West Point, including some inexpensive visits en route.
I reported at the Academy on June 1, 1849, with less than two dollars in my pocket, which I conscientiously deposited with the treasurer, as required by the regulations.
My reception was of the most satisfactory character.
William P. Carlin of the second class, and Hezekiah H. Garber of the third, both from Illinois, found me out very soon after I reported, took me under their protection in a brotherly way, and gave me some timely advice—not to take too seriously any little fun the men might make of my blue dress-coat and fancy gilt buttons, or anything like that; but I never experienced anything even approaching to hazing.
My rather mature appearance may have had something to do with the respect generally paid me. It wa
ew between Seward and S. at, 382
Caperton's Ferry, S. ordered by Thomas to defend, 162; the order contradicted by Sherman, 162; military movements via, 317
Carlin, Maj.-Gen. William P., friendship for S. at West Point, 3; (colonel) commanding at Pilot Knob, 51; action at Fredericktown, Mo., 51-53
Carlotta, Empress of Mexof action, 540 Seward: [S. to get his] legs under Napoleon's mahogany, 385
Piedmont route, the, 338
Pilot Knob, Mo., military movements at, 51; S. at, 51; Col. Carlin commanding, 51
Pittsburg, Pa., S. ordered to purchase arms at, 48; S. at, 345
Pittsburg, Fort, Wayne, & Chicago Rail-road, riots on the, 499, 500
Pitts1, 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 a