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John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter I (search)
od preparation for the study of law. The little savings from all my past work had been invested in a piece of land which was sold to fit me out for my journey to West Point, including some inexpensive visits en route. I reported at the Academy on June 1, 1849, with less than two dollars in my pocket, which I conscientiously deposited with the treasurer, as required by the regulations. My reception was of the most satisfactory character. William P. Carlin of the second class, and Hezekiah H. Garber of the third, both from Illinois, found me out very soon after I reported, took me under their protection in a brotherly way, and gave me some timely advice—not to take too seriously any little fun the men might make of my blue dress-coat and fancy gilt buttons, or anything like that; but I never experienced anything even approaching to hazing. My rather mature appearance may have had something to do with the respect generally paid me. It was true I was only seventeen years and nine m
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Index (search)
ton R., governor of Missouri, 31, 54; character, 54, 55; attitude on slavery and confiscation, 54, 58, 71 et seq.; raises special State militia, 55, 54; F. P. Blair's views as to his authority over the militia, 60; factional leader in Missouri, 69; antagonism between Curtis and, 71; relations between S. and, 71 et seq., 90; tenders and withdraws his resignation, 72, 74; letter to S., 72, 73; plot to seize and imprison him, 86; places the State militia under S.'s command, 88, 90, 95 Garber, Hezekiah H., friendship for S. at West Point, 3 Garfield, James Abram, election and inauguration, 447, 450; abolishes the Division of the Gulf, 451; assassination, 453 Garnett, Col. Robert S., commandant of cadets at West Point, 15 Gaylesburg, Ga., Sherman at, 326 Gaylesville, Ala., Sherman at, 318 General, the rank of, 538 Generals, as politicians, 355 Geologists, the God-hating, 9 Georgia, abandoned by Hood, 163, 164, 309, 318, 332, 333; Sherman's plans and operations in