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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 18 0 Browse Search
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Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 10 0 Browse Search
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John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter III (search)
egiments. It was well and publicly known that the executive of Missouri was disloyal to the United States, and that compliance with the President's demand for volunteers was not to be expected from the State government; yet my instructions authorized me to take no action which could be effective under such circumstances, and the then department commander, Brigadier-General William S. Harney, would not consent that any such action be taken without orders from Washington. I called upon Governor Jackson for his regiments, but received no reply. In my visit to General Harney after the attack on Fort Sumter, I urged the necessity of prompt measures to protect the St. Louis Arsenal, with its large stores of arms and ammunition, then of priceless value, and called his attention to the rumor of an intended attack upon the arsenal by the secessionists then encamped near the city under the guise of State militia. In reply, the general denounced in his usual vigorous language the proposed
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter IV (search)
appointed Major General a Hibernian Striker. on November 19, 1861, Major-General H. W. Halleck relieved Major-General Fremont of the command of the Department of the Mississippi. On November 21 I was appointed brigadier-general of volunteers, and reported to General Halleck for duty. In the spring of 1861 a convention of the State of Missouri had assembled at St. Louis to consider the question of secession, and had decided to adhere to the Union. Nevertheless, the governor, Claiborne Fox Jackson, and the executive officers had joined the rebellion and fled from the State. The convention reassembled on July 20, and organized a provisional government. Hamilton R. Gamble was chosen provisional governor, and intrusted with very large powers. He was a sterling patriot, a man of ability and of the highest character in his public and private relations, much too conservative on the questions of States' rights and slavery to suit the radical loyalists of that time, but possessing
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter XVI (search)
designs, closing with the following language: Now, as to the second branch of my proposition, I admit that the first object should be the destruction of that army; and if Beauregard moves his infantry and artillery up into that pocket about Jackson and Paris, I will feel strongly tempted to move Thomas directly against him, and myself move rapidly by Decatur and Purdy to cut off his retreat. . . . These are the reasons which have determined my former movements. General Sherman then con His infantry, about 30,--000, with Wheeler's and Roddey's cavalry, from 7000 to 10,000, are now in the neighborhood of Tuscumbia and Florence, and, the water being low, is able to cross at will. Forrest seems to be scattered from Eastport to Jackson, Paris, and the lower Tennessee; and General Thomas reports the capture by him of a gunboat and five transports. General Thomas has near Athens and Pulaski Stanley's corps, about 15,000 strong, and Schofield's corps, 10,000, en route by rail, a
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter XXIX (search)
sed to have a very high military education. But if sound military education had been at all general in the country, statesmen would have known by what standard to judge of any one man's fitness for high command. It is true that no amount of military education can supply the place of military genius or create a great commander. It may possibly happen at any time that there may not be among all the living graduates of West Point one Grant or Sherman or Sheridan, or one Lee or Johnston or Jackson. So much greater the need of a well-educated staff and a well-disciplined army. Nobody is wise enough to predict who will prove best able to command a great army. But it is the easiest thing in the world to tell who can best create such an army and command its subdivisions, and this is the work to be done instantly upon the outbreak of war. The selection of commanders for the several armies, and, above all, of a general-in-chief, must of course be the most difficult; for it is not probab
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Index (search)
cks the column retreating to Franklin, 174; in the Tennessee campaign, 191, 193, 228, 308; battle of Franklin, 221-223, 228; harasses Thomas, 289; possibilities of his reaching Kentucky, 300; raid by, 310; on the Tennessee, 318-320; at Eastport, Jackson, and Paris, 319; capture of gunboat by, 319; at Johnsonville, 320; failure to damage Sherman's communications, 338 Fort Brady, troops sent to Chicago from, 501 Fort Capron, Fla., S. joins Battery D at, 19, 20; service at, 19-25; breakdown hofield's mission work in, 1 Iron-clad oath, the, 376, 396, 400, 401 Italy, S. visits, 385, 393 J Jackman, in Shelby's raid into Missouri, 101 Jackson, Tenn., possible movement by Beauregard to, 311; Forrest at, 319 Jackson, Claiborne F., governor of Missouri, 32; disloyalty, 32, 33; joins the rebellion and flees from Missouri, 54 Jackson, Lieut.-Gen. Thomas Jonathan (Stonewall), 172 Jacksonville, Fla., S. at, 19 Java, the, S. sails for Liverpool on, 385 Jefferson
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gamble, Hamilton Rowan 1798- (search)
Gamble, Hamilton Rowan 1798- Statesman; born in Winchester, Va., Nov. 29, 1798; admitted to the bar of Virginia in 1817; went to Missouri in 1818, where he practised his profession and served the State in various capacities. In 1861 the State Constitutional Convention appointed him provisional governor in place of Claiborne F. Jackson, who had joined the Confederates. He served in this office until his death in Jefferson City, Mo., Jan. 31, 1864.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jackson, Claiborne Fox 1807-1862 (search)
Jackson, Claiborne Fox 1807-1862 Statesman; born in Fleming county, Ky., April 4, 1807; became conspicuous as a leader in the efforts of pro-slavery men to make Kansas a slave-labor State. In 1822 he went to Missouri; was a captain in the Black Hawk War; served several years in the State legislature; and was elected governor of Missouri by the Democrats in 1860. In 1855 he led a band of lawless men from Missouri, who, fully armed, encamped around Lawrence, Kan., where he took measures tombers of the territorial legislature, late in March. His followers threatened to hang a judge who attempted to secure an honest vote, and by threats compelled another to receive every vote offered by a Missourian. When the Civil War broke out, Jackson made strenuous efforts to place Missouri on the side of secession, but was foiled chiefly through the efforts of Gen. Nathaniel Lyon. He was deposed by the Missouri State convention, in July, 1861, when he entered the Confederate military servi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
the border by hundreds and voted. When, in November, 1854, a delegate to Congress for Kansas was elected, of nearly 2,900 votes cast, over 1,700 were put in by Missourians who had no right there. At the election of the legislature, there were only 1,410 legal votes in the Territory of Kansas; but there were 6,218 votes polled, mostly illegal ones by Missourians. Fully 1,000 men came from Missouri, armed with deadly weapons, two cannon, tents, and other paraphernalia of war, led by Claiborne F. Jackson, and encamped around the little town of Lawrence, and in like manner such intruders controlled every poll in the Territory. Then a reign of terror was begun in Kansas. All classes of men carried deadly weapons. The illegally chosen legislature met at a point on the border of Missouri, and proceeded to enact barbarous laws for upholding slavery in the Territory. These Governor Reeder vetoed, and they were instantly passed over his veto. He was so obnoxious to the pro-slavery party
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Missouri, (search)
of the Union; and the great body of the people deprecated the teachings of the disloyal politicians, and determined to stand by the national government. Claiborne F. Jackson was inaugurated governor of Missouri, Jan. 4, 1861. In his message to the legislature he recommended the people to stand by their sister slave-labor State secession, but the State authorities favored it. Civil On the Levee, St. Louis. General Lyon's March to Booneville. war was begun there by the governor (C. F. Jackson), who, on June 12, 1861, issued a call for the active service of 50,000 of the State militia, for the purpose of repelling invasion, and for the protection of ice (Dem.)term beginsDec., 1852 Trusten Polk (Dem.)term beginsDec., 1856 Hancock JacksonactingMarch, 1857 Robert M. Stewart (Dem.)term beginsDec., 1857 Claiborne F. Jackson (Dem.)term beginsJan. 4, 1861 H. R. Gamble (provisional)electedJuly 31, 1861 Willard P. HallactingJan. 31, 1864 Thomas C. Fletcher (Rep.)term beginsJan.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), St. Louis, (search)
the same purpose. The government appropriation was to be treated as a loan, and was to be repaid from the money earned by the exposition. The city of St. Louis authorized an issue of $5,000,000 in bonds, and the. citizens of the city subscribed a second sum of $5,000,000, making a total of $15,000,000 to be devoted to the celebration. St. Louis arsenal. Under the inspiration of a graduate of the West Point Academy, Daniel M. Frost, and under the lead of the governor of Missouri (C. F. Jackson), an attempt was made in May, 1861, to seize the United States Arsenal at St. Louis. The Confederates had already seized one unguarded arsenal at Liberty, Clay county, under the direction of the governor, but the one at St. Louis. Was guarded by 500 regular troops, under Capt. Nathaniel Lyon, who had been appointed commander of the post in place of Major Bell, a Confederate. The governor had sent orders to the militia officers of the State to assemble their respective commands and g
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