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John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 21: administration of War Department (search)
ller account than he had received, and directed Dana to proceed to Grant's headquarters and gather u was ended, and made haste to leave the field. Dana joined him en route, and accompanied him to WasStanton thought he ought to be caught, but sent Dana to refer the matter to the President. As soon trying to run away, it's best to let him run! Dana, Recollections of the Civil War. D. Appleton & took charge. His first thought was to send for Dana, and it was to him that he dictated all the ord and it was under this specific injunction that Dana wrote the order of May 22, 1865, authorizing an May 21, 1865-1 P. M., See Official Records. Dana gave a full description of the landing and conf prisoner at Fort Monroe. His Recollections Dana, Recollections of the Civil War, p. 287. contaiormed the duties which took him to Fort Monroe, Dana returned to Washington in time to witness the gwritten when the events described were fresh in Dana's mind, his account of the meeting between Stan[7 more...]
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 22: beginning of a New era (search)
alent was needed, and it soon became evident to Dana that capital in sufficient quantities could notously supported to the end. A few days later Dana wrote to me that while it was most desirable thsuccess in such a venture. Early in December Dana went to Washington on business, but before goin you from coming to see me. How the idea of Dana's being unfriendly to Grant at that time originested and sensible, and far too likely to share Dana's opinions on such subjects to condemn him for y the fact that externally, at least, Grant and Dana remained on friendly if not intimate terms tillad become President. This is shown not only by Dana's letters to me during that period, but by the icago Republican began almost immediately after Dana's connection with it. He had scarcely got settltion was both unexpected and embarrassing. As Dana had been compelled to borrow money while in govnferred generally from them, till the break with General Grant introduced a new era in Dana's life. [13 more...]
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 23: period of reconstruction (search)
Chapter 23: period of reconstruction Dana buys New York sun prospectus of New management Supports Grant for President Opposes impeachment of Andrew Johnson independent policy in politics Defends Grant's military career Warns South against revolution editorial reconstruction Approves acquittal of President letters and editorials Nominates Greeley for the cabinet favors expulsion of French from Mexico holds great Britain responsible for Alabama claims commends initial polients of government Approves general amnesty Recommends Greeley for Grant's cabinet or minister to England manifest Destiny or Continental Union annexation of Haiti and Santo Domingo repeal of tenure of office act arrest of Samuel Bowles Dana closed the contract for the control of the New York Sun late in December, 1867, or early in January, 1868, for himself and his associates, among whom were such distinguished men as William M. Evarts, Roscoe Conkling, Thomas Hitchcock, Alonzo B. Co