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John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter XXIV (search)
n this country. But the few opposite examples have been quite enough to cloud the life of every officer of high rank with the constant apprehension of an insult which he could neither submit to nor resent. Soon after the inauguration of President Garfield, the Division of the Gulf was broken up, and I was permitted to visit Europe, as I had requested in the preceding November, until the President should be pleased to assign me to a command according to my rank. (Telegram.) Washington,l France under the empire and under the republic. According to the understanding expressed in my correspondence with General Sherman of May 3, 1881, I returned from Europe at the end of a year, and reported for duty. But in the meantime President Garfield had been assassinated, and the bill then pending in Congress providing for the retirement of all officers at a fixed age was amended so as to make that age sixty-four years instead of sixty-two. Hence I continued to wait without protest un
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Index (search)
itude 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, 252, 254, 285, 299 et seq., 314, 316 et seq., 319, 322, 33
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893 (search)
tely disquieted and at times almost unnerved him; that he was going to his Alma Mater to renew the most cherished associations of his young manhood, and to exchange greetings with those whose deepening interest had followed every step of his upward progress from the day he entered upon his college course until he had attained the loftiest elevation in the gift of his countrymen. Surely, if happiness can ever come from the honors or triumphs of this world, on that quiet July morning, James A. Garfield may well have been a happy man. No foreboding of evil haunted him : nor slightest premonition of danger clouded his sky. His terrible fate was upon him in an instant. One moment he stood erect, strong, confident in the years stretching peacefully out before him. The next he lay wounded, bleeding, helpless, doomed to weary weeks of torture, to silence, and the grave. Great in life, he was surpassingly great in death. For no cause, in the very frenzy of wantonness and wickedness, by
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Conkling, Roscoe 1829-1888 (search)
Senate he was active in the promotion of the reconstruction measures and in opposition to President Johnson's policy; was influential in securing the passage of the Civil rights bill (q. v.) over President Johnson's veto; and was notably conspicuous in his support of President Grant. Senator Conkling was a member of the judiciary committee during the entire course of his senatorial career. He was a strong advocate of a third term for President Grant in 1880, and after the election of James A. Garfield, when an influential federal appointment was made in New York City, Senator Conkling and his associate, Senator Platt, claiming that they should have been consulted concerning such an appointment in their State, resigned. At the ensuing session of the State legislature, the two ex-Senators failed to secure re-election, and Mr. Conkling retired to the practice of law in New York City. He was offered by President Arthur a seat on the bench of the United States Supreme Court in 1882,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Electoral commission. (search)
ngest in commission. After much debate, the bill passed both Houses. It became a law, by the signature of the President, Jan. 29, 1877. The next day the two Houses each selected five of its members to serve on the Electoral Commission, the Senate members being George F. Edmunds (Vt.), Oliver P. Morton (Ind.), Frederick T. Frelinghuysen (N. J.), Thomas F. Bayard (Del.), and Allen G. Thurman (O.), and the House members, Henry B. Payne (O.), Eppa Hunton (Va.), Josiah G. Abbott (Mass.), James A. Garfield (O.), and George F. Hoar (Mass.). Senator Francis Kernan (N. Y.) was afterwards substituted for Senator Thurman, who had become ill. Judges Clifford, Miller, Field, and Strong, of the Supreme Court, were named in the bill, and these chose as the fifth member of associate justices Joseph P. Bradley. The Electoral Commission assembled in the hall of the House of Representatives, Feb. 1, 1877. The legality of returns from several States was questioned, and was passed upon and decided
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Garfield, James Abram 1831-1881 (search)
Garfield, James Abram 1831-1881 Twentieth President of the United States; born in Orange, Cuyahoga co., O., Nov. 19, 1831. Left an orphan, his childhood and youth were spent alternately in schoations of the Disciples' Church, of which he was a member. A firm supporter of the government, Garfield entered the military service in its defence, and in eastern Kentucky and elsewhere proved himse Guiteau, a disappointed office-seeker, in Washington, July 2, 1881, and lingered until James Abram Garfield at 16. Sept. 19 following, when he died at Elberon, on the sea-shore, in New Jersey. Hise civilized world. See Blaine, James Gillespie. Inaugural address On March 4, 1881, President Garfield delivered the following inaugural address, in which he eloquently considered the conditionke the support and blessings of Almighty God. The Western Reserve. On Sept. 16, 1873, General Garfield delivered the address that follows before the Historical Society of Geauga county, Ohio:
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gilmore, James Roberts 1823- (search)
Gilmore, James Roberts 1823- Author; born in Boston, Mass., Sept. 10, 1823; turned his attention to literary work. In July, 1864, with Colonel Jaquess he was sent on an unofficial mission to the Confederate government to see if peace could be established. Jefferson Davis gave answer that no proposition of peace would be considered except the independence of the Confederacy. The result of this mission was the destruction of the Northern peace party and the certainty of Lincoln's re-election. Mr. Gilmore's publications include My Southern friends; Down in Tennessee; Life of Garfield; The rear-guard of the Revolution; Among the Pines (a novel which had a remarkable sale) ; John Sevier as a commonwealth builder; The advance-guard of Western civilization, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hamilton, Frank Hastings 1813-1886 (search)
rgeon-in-chief. In 1861 he was made Professor of Military Surgery, and at the outbreak of the Civil War went to the front with the 31st New York Volunteers. During the first battle of Bull Run he was director of the general field hospital in Centreville. In 1862 he was appointed a medical director in the army, and in 1863 a medical inspector, with the rank of lieutenant-colonel. He, however, soon resigned, and went to the Bellevue Hospital Medical College as military surgeon. When President Garfield was shot Dr. Hamilton was one of the first surgeons called in attendance, and continued on that duty until the President's death. Dr. Hamilton performed many noteworthy operations, and invented or improved a number of instruments used in surgical practice. His publications include: Treatise on Strabismus: treatise on Fractures and Dislocations; Practical treatise on military Surgery; and The principles and practice of Surgery. He also edited Amussat's Use of water in Surgery, and
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hancock, Winfield Scott 1824- (search)
so at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, in 1863. Placed in command of the 2d Army Corps, he led it in the campaign of the Army of the Potomac in 1864-65. In August, 1865, he was made a brigadier-general in the United States army, and in 1866 was brevetted major-general. He was in command of different military departments after the war; and was the unsuccessful Democratic candidate for the Presidency of the United States in 1880, when he received 4,444,952 votes, against 4,454,416 for James A. Garfield, the successful Republican candidate. Of him General Grant said: Hancock stands the most conspicuous figure of all the general officers who did not exercise a separate command. He commanded a corps longer than any other one, and his name was never mentioned as having committed in battle a blunder for which he was responsible. To an adverse critic bluff General Sherman said: If you will sit down and write the best thing that can be put into language about General Hancock as an office
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kentucky, (search)
G. H. Thomas, and T. L. Crittenden, acting as major-generals, and aided by twenty brigade commanders. These troops were from States northward of the Ohio, and loyalists of Kentucky and Tennessee. They occupied an irregular line across Kentucky, parallel with that of the Confederates. General McCook led 50,000 men down the railroad, and pushed the Confederate line to Bowling Green, after a sharp skirmish at Mumfordsville, on the south side of the Green River. In eastern Kentucky Col. James A. Garfield struck (Jan. 7, 1862) the Confederates, under Humphrey Marshall, near Prestonburg, on the Big Sandy River, and dispersed them. This ended Marshall's military career, and Garfield's services there won for him the commission of a brigadier-general. On the 19th, General Thomas defeated Gen. George B. Crittenden near Mill Spring, when General Zollicoffer was slain and his troops driven into northwestern Tennessee. This latter blow effectually severed the Confederate lines in Kentucky,
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