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John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter I (search)
o shared. I had been corporal, sergeant, and lieutenant up to the time of my dismissal; hence the duties of private were a little difficult, and I found it hard to avoid demerits; but with some help from our kind-hearted inspecting officer, Milton Cogswell,—bless his memory!— I contrived to get off with 196 demerits in a possible 200 that last year. In a mild way, McPherson was also a little under a cloud at that time. He had been first captain of the battalion and squad marcher of the classtunity suggested by this reflection. Hence, when, after my complete restoration to the academy in January, I found my demerits accumulating with alarming rapidity, I applied for and obtained a transfer to Company C, where I would be under Lieutenant Cogswell and Cadet Captain Vincent, my beloved classmate, who had cordially invited me to share his room in barracks. John B. Hood was a jolly good fellow, a little discouraged at first by unexpected hard work; but he fought his way manfully to
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Index (search)
., scheme to draw Hood toward, 211 Claybanks, in Missouri, 72, 87, 91 Cleveland, Tenn., S. at, 161 Cleveland, Grover, the War Department under his administration, 423; restores Fitz-John Porter to the army, 460; assigns S. to the command of the army, 468; S. submits scheme of War Department reform to, 480; action and orders in the labor riots of 1894, 494, 495, 497, 500-503, 506;, 507; orders S. to suppress Chinese massacres, 509 Clinton, Mo., military movements at, 37 Cogswell, Milton, inspecting officer at West Point, 13, 14 Coinage, the right of, 533 Colorado, S. purchases a ranch in, 426; obstruction of railroads in, 509, 510, 512 Colored troops, the enlistment of, 90, 92, 99 Columbia, S. C., Sherman's march to, 327, 338, 339 Columbia, Tenn., Federal movements at and near, operations for defense, and battle of, 160, 166-168, 175, 193-197, 201-204, 207, 216, 217, 222, 252, 254, 258, 282, 289, 290; Hood's movements on and near, strength, etc., 168, 17