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John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Preface (search)
or an adventure. Naturally this companionship begot both a confidence and an intimacy that, I am glad to say, lasted to the end of his career, and are my warrant for becoming his biographer. As a journalist and as Assistant Secretary of War, Mr. Dana was one of the most influential men of his time. Weighed for the strength and variety of his faculties, and for his power to interest and impress men's minds, he must be considered as the first of American editors. Yet it happened that in the r Secretary, he was potent in deciding the fate of leading generals as well as in shaping the military policies of the Administration. With the possible exception of John A. Rawlins, Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff to General Grant, Dana exerted a greater influence over Grant's military career than any other man. It is perhaps well to add that while his family and his associates have put me in possession of many letters, documents, and clippings bearing on his public and privat
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 3: community life (search)
se who had practical charge of the management. Dana, in whom we are principally interested, went stn by a letter on October 17, 1842, addressed to Dana as secretary. It runs as follows: I oughto his publishers, the Macmillan Company: Dana seems not to have defied worldly custom either rable bit of training for his future profession Dana acquired through his connection with the Harbin in Boston and elsewhere were most effective. Dana was at that time a very young man, with the fau not excepting Ripley, spoke more fervidly than Dana in the cause of association. He was wise, if nproclaimed the virtues of modified Fourierism. Dana lost the toss, but did not forsake the field. think, of that mordaunt and luminous spirit, as Dana was afterwards remembered. In Dana, however, tDana, however, there were memories, some of them tender, for these sincerer days. Dana, who wore no emotions on hisDana, who wore no emotions on his sleeve, never forgot, and never in word, however much in conduct, repudiated Brook Farm. No abler
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 10: last days with the tribune (search)
raph letter from Seward, marked Private, and addressed to Charles A. Dana, Esq., editor of the Tribune. It runs as follows: Washington, January 27, 1859. My dear Dana, I am glad that you have explained the discordance in the reports of the debate in the Spanish Cortes. I will add a note of it to my speech in the pamphlet pubpicuous rival for the presidency, was selected to fill the high office of Secretary of State, it may be fairly assumed that he had not changed his attitude towards Dana, even though the latter was no longer connected with the Tribune. But this is not all. The hearty support which that journal had from the first given to a vigorcially the aggressive views which the managing editor was now generally known to entertain in reference to the methods and plans of carrying it on, had secured for Dana the approval and friendship of a far more powerful and important friend in the cabinet than even Seward. I refer, of course, to Stanton, the new Secretary of War,
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 11: War between the states (search)
y, and re-establish confidence. Fortunately, Dana's work in building up the Republican party and irect and fight rather than to talk and write. Dana had made Lincoln's acquaintance, and was well kersonal friend, no one knew better than he that Dana was devoted heart and soul to the Union and was question of great concern to the country. But Dana was reluctant to embark in the business, and deisloyal practices against the government. When Dana later became Assistant Secretary of War he was despair. In all this the great secretary had Dana's best help, personally as well as through the he great cause, that upon many essential points Dana had a wider range of observation and clearer siuntry for crushing out the unholy Rebellion. Dana did not believe that Stanton had said anything home. On June, 16, 1862, the secretary sent Dana an appointment as member of a commission to audsides personally interesting and instructive to Dana, not only because it familiarized him with an i[12 more...]
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 12: eyes of the government (search)
ented the Cairo report to the Secretary of War, Dana returned to New York to look after his private regard to the incident, has never been stated. Dana certainly had a right to regard himself as badld be carried on at all, was highly profitable. Dana and Conkling each contributed ten thousand dollhe Gayoso House, and at once began operations. Dana had already expressed his doubts to the secreta one issued by Grant. But before this was done Dana went to Washington, and after repeated intervie the cotton trade would be carried into effect, Dana returned to New York, and arranged with his parer his command. It was at this juncture that Dana came into Grant's military life as well as intochieve. Hence, as soon as it became known that Dana was coming, it was believed by many that if he foregoing statement it will be understood that Dana was received with every mark of respect and conompany both in camp and on the march. In fact, Dana was in a certain sense a revelation to Grant as[10 more...]
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 13: Vicksburg campaign (search)
son battle of Champion's Hill In order that Dana should be put on a military footing, and thus bs first formal despatches to Stanton, All of Dana's despatches to the Secretary of War and to Genhe greatest care was not always entirely safe. Dana, as can well be understood, became a great expeages, it may not be out of place to remark that Dana, after the manner of editors, wrote a running hnstantly on the go, and it was but natural that Dana should become my companion. Through our daily ident at least was not favorably impressed with Dana's remonstrance, and preferred to hear no disparwere regarded as serious at headquarters, where Dana not only got his account of them, but made it kmed to failure. It was while at Jackson that Dana received and delivered to Grant Stanton's remars operations, and this sealed the friendship of Dana and Grant till sometime after the latter becamearches and hard-fought battles, in all of which Dana participated. He did his full part as a staff-[33 more...]
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 14: siege and capture of Vicksburg (search)
between the army and the government by steamboat from the landing at Chickasaw Bayou to Memphis, and thence by telegraph to Washington. It had been broken just ten days, during which time the army was operating without any base whatever. Neither Dana nor any one else had sent despatches, for the double reason that all were too busy and that it was too dangerous for the couriers to traverse the country. But two days after the army had closed in upon Vicksburg, Dana sent his first despatch, thrDana sent his first despatch, through Hurlburt's headquarters at Memphis to the Secretary of War at Washington. It gave a comprehensive account of the battles at Champion's Hill and the Big Black, the bridging and passage of that river, the investment of Vicksburg, and the reestablishment of the army's line of supply and communication with the North, through Chickasaw landing on the Yazoo. On May 23d, he followed this with a graphic account of the failure of the general assault made upon the enemy's works the day before, com
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 23: period of reconstruction (search)
afterwards between them, or found expression in Dana's criticism, related entirely to Grant's career end of the war, never had a better friend than Dana. The Sun, even in the midst of its bitterest co a successful ending. Nobody knew better than Dana what Grant's limitations were, nor better than of his civil administration, there is no doubt Dana would still have favored his candidacy and elecof its views on the questions of that period. Dana had taken it over quite recently, and while plerst ballot taken in the case. On May 19, 1868, Dana published in the Sun an editorial entitled a Ca as the first. In presenting it on April 30th, Dana used the following language: Of Mr. Greel liberal and timely measure. A few weeks later Dana declared that Jefferson Davis should also be pae public began to speculate on Grant's cabinet, Dana brought Greeley's name forward with those of E.ous condition of servitude. In local matters Dana took grounds against imprisonment for debt, and[34 more...]
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 24: Grant's first administration (search)
r the assurance he had authorized me to give to Dana. This and this alone is consistent with the ch by Thomas Murphy. It will be recalled that Dana had been charged with unfriendliness to Grant bcompletely unknown to the country at large, and Dana's mention of him attracted but little attention, but it was widely and generally disapproved. Dana's criticism was neither more harsh nor more unfstration, if not to Grant in person. Although Dana followed it by the commendation of Alonzo B. Coespecially the Tribune, were swift to attribute Dana's criticism, mild as it was, to personal disappSun's contemporaries, one of which charged that Dana had turned on Grant and his administration for without regard to the cause or motive by which Dana's policy as editor of the Sun was controlled, i country, did not fail to denounce. Although Dana had come to be an unsparing critic of the admint it should continue till 1870, and no longer. Dana regarded this as a species of repudiation, alik[30 more...]
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 25: epoch of public corruption (search)
Washington addition, Division, and silence Dana arrested Credit Mobilier exposures independeng the first year of Grant's administration that Dana began to discuss the annexation of the British have favored from the first. Throughout life Dana remained the champion of that great idea. He ost controversies of the times, and brought upon Dana the intense displeasure of the administration aing a campaign of hatred and resentment against Dana and the Sun. In this they invoked the aid of thng a criminal libel, he sued out a writ against Dana, and had him arrested as he was passing throughheard than Forward to Richmond! had ever been, Dana threw the Sun and himself into the canvass, and election was hopeless from the start. To this Dana paid but little attention till after the campaiwakened conscience, was in hearty sympathy with Dana's desire to see the public service cleansed of ns in both public and private life. Several of Dana's oldest and clearest friends-cherished associa[14 more...]
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