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John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 21: administration of War Department (search)
regards it as indispensable to the future efficiency of his army. As for the Spencer carbines, everything will be done that is possible, but I doubt whether you can get the whole product of the armories now at work on that arm. But I will see General Dyer on the subject. You have perhaps noticed in the newspapers the appointment of a board consisting of Majors Laidley and Benton, Ordnance Corps; Major Maynardier and Captain Kellogg, Infantry; and Captain Rodenbough, of the Cavalry, with Lieutenant Edlie, Ordnance Corps, to examine all breech-loading arms with a view to deciding which is best for infantry and which for cavalry service. This looks to the entire abrogation of muzzle-loaders for infantry. I find that Dyer is not disposed to adopt the Spencer for foot-soldiers, and that he also doubts whether it is the best arm for cavalry. But on this point experience will decide; the great point is to get rid of the ramrod. Of Washington news there is not much to tell. The most
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Index (search)
son, Ann, 1, 2, 3. Denison, David, 3. Denison, Governor, 354. DeShroon's Landing, 208, 216, 217. De Tocqueville, 72. Dial, the, 42, 50. Diderot, 158. Dinwiddie Court-House, 356. Dodge, General G. M., 406. Dosoris, 507, 508. Doughface, 128, 130. Douglas, Stephen A., 98, 125, 126, 136, 151, 153, 199, 228. Douglass, Frederick, 102. Downing, 52. Dred Scott decision, 150. Drouillard, J. P., 263, 264. Duane, Major, 330. Dunbar, Mr., 50. Dwight, John S., 45, 51. Dyer, General, 351, 352. E. Early, General, 336, 339, 341, 346, 365. Eckert, Major Thomas T., 368, 501. Edie, John R., 352. Education of Dana, 12, et seq. Effort to extradite Dana to Washington, 433. Electoral Commission, 442-445, 462. Eliot, Congressman, 295, 311. Emancipation of labor, 103. Emancipation Proclamation, 117, 169. Emerson, 19, 21, 26, 33, 35. Enfranchisement of negroes, 383. England, 71, 90, 143, 183. Ericsson, Caloric engine of, 119, 120. Euripides,