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John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 3: community life (search)
any man I have ever known. Whereupon General Schurz rejoined: Well, Herr Dana (which he pronounced with the broad a), you speak German better than any man itute of Agriculture and education, which constituted the special attraction to Dana, who joined late in September and took part in forming the articles of associati The par value of the shares was fixed at five hundred dollars each, of which Dana took three and Ripley three; the rest, in all twenty-four shares, were taken by e place was mortgaged to start with for five hundred dollars more than it cost. Dana, although adolescent and without any capital whatever, was at once elected recorrrill, belonging to a well-to-do New York family, written in a beautiful hand to Dana in March, 1842. It runs as follows: We received on Wednesday a letter fron found, from these interesting brothers, for on March 18, 1842, Ripley wrote to Dana, who had evidently gone to New York on business, as follows: We have just
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 17: campaign of Chattanooga (search)
ng by way of explanation, with a suggestive twinkle of the eye, It belongs to Herr Dana, the Assistant Secretary of War. During this long but pleasant ride Dana aDana and Schurz beguiled the journey with conversations in German and English, which gave each a high opinion of the other's skill in languages, as previously related. DDana and I got back to Chattanooga on December 10th, and after conferences with Grant, not only about the campaign just finished, but about the next one which should be undertaken, Dana made arrangements to return to Washington for the purpose of laying Grant's views before the Secretary of War and the President more fully than couthe plans for the winter campaign. Rawlins and others gave their views, so that Dana, while carrying Grant's final decisions, was fully advised as to the opinions ofwarted at Knoxville. Longstreet had begun his toilsome march back to Virginia. Dana, as has been seen, had exerted a tremendous influence upon the reorganization of
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 18: Dana in the War Department (search)
Chapter 18: Dana in the War Department Conferences with Lincoln and Stanton plan of camdeclaration that, as long as a fortnight before Dana's return to Washington, both the Secretary of With's disposition and personal character, which Dana thought he had cleared up, they promised to proth the operation of the War Department to which Dana's attention was called by the secretary, was th Department, during the winter of 1863-64, that Dana was indebted for his intimate acquaintance withretary's behavior, these frequent meetings gave Dana an opportunity to study the character and idioswere caught cheating the government; but withal Dana pursued the noiseless tenor of his way, sure al the soldiers themselves. During this winter Dana saw much of the leading men at Washington. As the question now came up again, and fortunately Dana felt fully justified in saying that Grant's onlarrived, constituted a quality which, so far as Dana knew, had not been exhibited to a higher degree[37 more...]
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 19: Grant's overland campaign against Richmond (search)
ad no time for details, and hence they sent for Dana, who was found at a reception, but who made haslthough the night was well advanced he sent for Dana again. They went over the subject more fully, Grant and was in every way satisfactory to him, Dana had but little occasion to comment upon the leading officers. All of Dana's despatches, something over seventy in number, are set forth in the Offor till he had everything ready. On June 1st Dana reported that Sheridan, after heavy fighting, hd against heavy works, if it could be avoided. Dana's despatches throw but little light upon the abd myself within reach of Grant's headquarters. Dana made his way to my bivouac on the evening of Jut had taken place. On the afternoon of the 8th Dana and Rawlins came to my camp near Long Bridge ahad expelled him from the lines. On June 9th Dana reported the army as still at Cold Harbor, workh was between Generals Butler and W. F. Smith. Dana's despatches throw light upon them all. Having [23 more...]
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 20: Confederate operations in Northern Virginia (search)
derate operations in Northern Virginia Dana returns to Washington generals Smith and Butlen a short visit to General Grant and the army. Dana joined them at once, and when the visit was endf relieving him from command. This is shown by Dana's despatch of 8 A. M. that day, stating that Grant ignores the subject in his Memoirs, but Dana, who was sitting with Grant when Butler called,e interview was likely to be an unpleasant one, Dana took his leave with the impression in his mindde in front of Petersburg, and as this relieved Dana from the necessity of further service in the fiture end. It is almost equally certain that had Dana, after Chickamauga, done what he could to strend character even at that late day. Finally, had Dana proved unequal to the duties of his position ononclusions from them as we may, no one can read Dana's letters or consider his connection with the fbetween the government and the general-in-chief, as it did to Dana during the War of the Rebellion. [6 more...]
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 21: administration of War Department (search)
Spencer carbines Sheridan's Valley campaign Dana visits Sheridan defensive attitude of army in rant's final campaign collapse of Confederacy Dana goes to the front assassination of Lincoln arer to the Valley of Virginia. On August 29th Dana, who had accompanied me in my march through Wasway to my new field of duty I spent a day with Dana at Washington, arranging for his co-operation ion in upper Georgia when I received a note from Dana, dated October 10th, running as follows: Rawlins. The first reply I received was from Dana. It was marked private, and, of course, has nesing operations in the Eastern theatre; and, as Dana had special charge of railroad transportation fhmond had fallen, but details were lacking, and Dana set out for the James River as soon as a steame gone to Richmond the day before, and this left Dana and his party nothing to do but to follow him. hers had been badly disarranged and scattered. Dana gathered up such as could be found, and sent th[12 more...]