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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., In command in Missouri. (search)
tates will ever come back. Governor Yates, of Illinois, then in Washington, informed me fully of the unarmed and unprepared condition of the West. I immediately began a search for arms at Washington, and out of those at hand was able to obtain an order for only seven thousand stand. Arriving at New York, I found that the order for the seven thousand stand of arms had been countermanded. Upon my complaint to Washington, and through the personal interposition of the President, Major Peter V. Hagner was sent to aid me in procuring what I judged immediately necessary for my department. With him I arranged for gathering from various arsenals and for waxing to St. Louis arms and equipments for 23,00 0 men. This detained me some weeks in New York. Before leaving, I telegraphed to Lieutenant-General Scott, to ask if he had any instructions to give me. He replied that he had none. At Philadelphia we heard the news of the disaster of Bull Run. On the 25th of July I reached St. L
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Bell was relieved of the command at the arsenal by Maj. Peter V. Hagner, and a detachment of forty soldiers was ordered then and Southern man in his principles and associations. Major Hagner was born in Washington and his associations were genera But the removal of Major Bell and the appointment of Major Hagner to the command of the arsenal did not enable Blair and a force that would end the question of its possession. Major Hagner was a conservative man, and refused to permit them to r the arms in it. Lyon made a bold claim to the command as Hagner's ranking officer. But first General Harney, commander ofistrict, and later the President, decided against him, and Hagner became more fixed than ever in his determination not to diLyon lost all patience, and said in a letter to Blair that Hagner's course was the result either of imbecility or damned vilt prudent to act while the contest was going on between Major Hagner and Captain Lyon in regard to their respective rights t
of the Cumberland and Tennessee rivers, on the line of Forts Donaldson and Henry, with his headquarters at Fort Donaldson, near Dover, on the Cumberland, in Stewart county, and near the dividing line between Kentucky and Tennessee. General Tilghman is a native of Maryland, a graduate of the Military Academy at West Point, and was a member of the graduating class of 1836, which included also Joseph R. Anderson and Christopher Q. Tompkins, of Virginia; Montgomery C. Meigs, of Georgia; Peter V. Hagner, of the District of Columbia, O'Brien, of Pennsylvania; Allen, of Ohio, and others, all prominent in the existing war. Four of the same class have been killed in battle, namely; Shackleford, of Virginia, at Molino del Rey; Burke, of N. Y., at Churubusco; Daniels, of N. H., at Molino del Rey, and Haskins, of North Carolina, at Monterey. Gen. Tilghman was promoted a brevet Second Lieutenant in the First Regiment Dragoons, July 1, 1836, and made Second Lieutenant four days thereafter, but