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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3 152 0 Browse Search
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John G. Nicolay, A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln, condensed from Nicolay and Hayes' Abraham Lincoln: A History 92 0 Browse Search
Elias Nason, McClellan's Own Story: the war for the union, the soldiers who fought it, the civilians who directed it, and his relations to them. 79 1 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 67 1 Browse Search
John F. Hume, The abolitionists together with personal memories of the struggle for human rights 56 0 Browse Search
C. Edwards Lester, Life and public services of Charles Sumner: Born Jan. 6, 1811. Died March 11, 1874. 46 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 40 2 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 26 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: February 29, 1864., [Electronic resource] 25 1 Browse Search
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ment, Maj. R. B. Marcy as paymaster (subsequently assigned by me as chief of staff and inspector-general), Capt. Kingsbury as chief of ordnance. During the first organization of the department my great difficulty was encountered from the unwillingness of the Washington authorities to give me any staff officers. I do not think they had an idea beyond their own safety, and consequently that of Washington; except the Blairs, who were naturally much interested in the State of Missouri, and Mr. Chase. As will be seen hereafter, Kentucky and West Virginia received a very small share of the attention of the functionaries in Washington. In the course of May and June I made several tours of inspection through my command. Cairo was visited at an early day, and after a thorough inspection I gave the necessary orders for its defence, as well as that of Bird's Point, which I also visited. Cairo was then under the immediate command of Brig.-Gen. Prentiss, and, considering all the circumst
ton interview at the President's office Salmon P. Chase relations with Mr. Lincoln anecdotes Pttee of New York bankers were urging upon Secretary Chase the removal of Mr. Cameron. I interferednsisting of the President, Secretaries Seward, Chase, and Blair, Gens. McDowell, Franklin, and Meig before the date of this meeting I had given Mr. Chase a sketch of the proposed Urbana movement, an that it was by direction of the President. Mr. Chase knew at the time that the President had no k about my plans. At this previous interview Mr. Chase seemed very grateful for the confidence I rent my achieving success. After this time Secretary Chase worked with them and became my enemy. ctured. Willing to be made War Secretary by Mr. Chase's intrigues, he may not have been so willingon, and left his bed to visit the President, Mr. Chase devoted himself to concentrating the plans f as follows (see Warden's Account, etc., of S. P. Chase, p. 400): January 12, 1862.--At church [10 more...]
t me. Nov. 10. Yesterday worked at the office until noon and then started to review Porter's division. Got soaked and had a chill: all right this morning. Before breakfast the President and Seward came in. Nov. 11, 1.30 A. M.--Went to Chase's at eight P. M. to meet some New York financiers; left them in good spirits. Have just finished Halleck's instructions. Nov. , 1861.--You will have heard the glorious news from Port Royal. Our navy has covered itself with glory and canng snow-storm. . . . It has cleared off since last night, and is quite cold to-day. It was a very disagreeable ride last night — dark as pitch, roads bad, and the snow driving hard. . . . Nov. 27. . . . Went to a grave consultation at Secretary Chase's in regard to the reopening of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. . . . After the review of the regulars I went down to the river to see the volunteer pontoniers throw a bridge-train. I went through the usual routine of being presented to
d my purposes to keep them where they were I was not apprehensive of any attack by them after the first few weeks. Their presence served to keep my men on the qui vive. The skirmishes which necessarily occurred gave experience of fire and taught watchfulness. They covered no ground in front of Richmond furnishing supplies needed by either party. They had the longest and most difficult line of supply that they could have. Early in December this plan was so far matured that, finding Secretary Chase seriously troubled in his financial operations by the uncertainty as to military operations, I went one day to his private office in the Treasury building and of my own volition confidentially laid my plans before him. He was delighted, said it was a most brilliant conception, and thanked me most cordially for the confidence I had thus reposed in him. Meanwhile the preparations for operations on the lower Atlantic and Gulf coasts were progressing slowly but satisfactorily. Early in
ere is such a thing in their composition, which I rather doubt. I can't tell you how sick I am of this kind of life. I suppose it is the cross that it is my lot to bear, and that I should not repine. I know it is wrong, and I do my best to bear everything contentedly; but sometimes the old, impatient spirit will break out and I lose my temper. But I will keep on trying to do my best. . . . June 22, Sunday, 3 P. M. . . . By an arrival from Washington to-day I learn that Stanton and Chase have fallen out; that McDowell has deserted his friend C. and taken to S.! Alas! poor country that should have such rulers. I tremble for my country when I think of these things; but still can trust that God in His infinite wisdom will not punish us as we deserve, but will in His own good time bring order out of chaos and restore peace to this unhappy country. His will be done, whatever it may be! I am as anxious as any human being can be to finish this war. Yet when I see such insane fo
apprehensions beyond others, as the army of stragglers and broken battalions, on the last of August and first of September, came rushing toward Washington. Mr. S. P. Chase, Secretary of the Treasury in the same cabinet, writing shortly after Sept. 2, 1862, says: From the day the President told me McClellan was beaten, and I en placed under Pope. The President was not prepared for anything so decisive, and sent for Halleck and made him commander-in-chief (Schuckers's Life, etc., of S. P. Chase, p. 447). After Pope's defeat Mr. Chase says: The President . . . himself gave the command of the fortifications and the troops for the defence of Washiouching McC.'s disobedience of orders and consequent delay of support to Army of Virginia; Gen. H. promised answer to-morrow morning (Warden's Account, etc., of S. P. Chase, p. 456). On Aug. 30 Mr. Chase states that he and Mr. Stanton prepared and signed a paper expressing their judgment of McClellan (ibid. p. 456). Sept. 1
am Barney, Collector of the Port of New York, told Mr. Chase that Stanton and Wadsworth had advised him to leavMcClellan to command. It may here be noted that Mr. Chase was in error when, on Sept. 19, he said (Warden, pannounced Halleck's surrender to McClellan. While Mr. Chase was right enough in thus confessing the existence e city. He still shrank from an open rupture with Mr. Chase, Mr. Stanton, the majority of the Committee on the. Lincoln entered it knowing his men. He knew that Mr. Chase and Mr. Stanton were Presidential candidates, guidponsibility of the War Department for the position. Chase told him that any engineer officer would have done a Potomac. In his private diary (Warden, p. 459) Mr. Chase thus describes it: The Secretary of War came int soon came in, and, in answer to an inquiry from Mr. Chase, confirmed what Stanton had stated. General regreat the authors of this intrigue, Messrs. Stanton and Chase, when the result of it came, and I proposed the rest
bridge, Va., 68, 79, 80, 90, 95, 513, 515, 516-520, 524, 525, 531, 536. Chambliss, Capt., 372. Charlestown, W. Vs., 193-195. 621-624. Chartres, Duc de, 145. Chase, Sec., attitude toward McClellan, 157, 159, 203, 479, 480; extracts from diary, 159, 160 ; urges McClellan's removal, 489 ; erroneous statement, 533 ; report of cabine war, accuses McClellan of political aspirations, 151 ; abuses party and administration, urges arrest of Cameron, 152 ; professes friendship, 153 ; account of, by Chase, 160 ; assents to delay, 246 ; effects of policy, 259 ; offers help, 265 ; orders sea expedition, 302 ; fatal order, 345 ; affection, 389 ; Chase and, 407 ; friendChase and, 407 ; friendly letters, 475, 476 ; responsible for Pope's defeat, 538.; ironical order, 541 ; reproaches Lincoln, 544 ; prefers loss of capital, 545. Starr, Gen., 81. State-rights and secession, doctrine of, 31, 32. Staunton, Va., 63. Stedman, Col. G., 607. Steele. Capt., 60. Steinwehr, Gen. A., 81. Stevens, Gen. J. J., 81, 508. St