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John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 12: eyes of the government (search)
ommands within the departments and armies already established, had promised the command of the expedition against the Confederate stronghold at Vicksburg to General McClernand, a gallant but somewhat untrained and insubordinate volunteer from Illinois. As a politician he had been a leading Democrat with strong pro-slavery leaningnnessee into four army corps and designating the army and corps commanders, but the danger of conflict or supercession did not even then pass entirely away, for McClernand, under the President's personal assurances, still counted upon commanding his own corps, the Thirteenth, and such other forces as might be united with it on theas his right and duty, to take personal control and direction of this as well as of all other operations in his department. This still further exasperated General McClernand; and, inasmuch as certain Western newspapers had come out against Grant's continuance in command, it must be conceded that his fortunes not only then but up
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 13: Vicksburg campaign (search)
inst intrusting so momentous an operation to McClernand, and I know that Admiral Porter and prominenocedure from that time forward in regard to McClernand. Notwithstanding the warning Dana had receiad been delayed against orders to take on Mrs. McClernand and her servants, as well as to carry cerill graver delay at Perkins's Landing, while McClernand was holding one of his brigades for a reviewcampaign was fought near Port Gibson, and as McClernand, the senior general on the field, had behaven the confusion and delay which prevailed in McClernand's corps. He also called attention to the fa 60 et seq.-correspondence between Grant and McClernand. and so far as known had not been directly n changed. In view of the further fact that McClernand had been acting throughout the campaign withe army, again alluded to the incompetency of McClernand, and indicated that as soon as Sherman's trols, and especially of Logan, Hovey, Crocker, McClernand, and McPherson. It was at the passage of th[8 more...]
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 14: siege and capture of Vicksburg (search)
Grant invests Vicksburg estimate of McClernand adventure in the field Association with Grefore, commented on the erroneous reports of McClernand and the disastrous results which followed thn more or less embarrassed by the conduct of McClernand, his senior corps commander. As that officef that officer is important. He had watched McClernand narrowly, and early came to the conclusion t conceded that Dana's frequent references to McClernand's shortcomings in his correspondence with Stpersons concerned might be, and next because McClernand, without reference to his real merits or to his excitable temper and his high ambition, McClernand was not altogether responsible for the tryines, there is but little reason to doubt that McClernand would have proven himself to be as subordin right and duty, it would be unjust to leave McClernand under the slightest imputation as to his patn detail that General Grant had relieved General McClernand from the command of the Thirteenth army
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 15: generals and staff, army of the Tennessee (search)
sonal letters to Stanton From the frequency and particularity with which Dana mentioned the conduct and character of McClernand in his correspondence, even after he had been warned by the secretary to refrain from personal comment and advice, it ihe Mississippi Valley. As heretofore stated, there can be no doubt that it had been the President's purpose to intrust McClernand with the command of the forces for the capture of Vicksburg, and there is equally no doubt that this led to embarrassments and complications which, so far as they concerned General Grant, ended only with the order relieving McClernand from duty in that army. While this order was not issued till Grant's victories had made him so strong that there could be no question's official correspondence shows nothing more than a mere mention of General Ord, who, it will be remembered, succeeded McClernand in the command of the Thirteenth army corps, but I personally know that he held that singularly modest and most excelle
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Index (search)
5, 257-262, 264, 286, 287, 294, 296, 297, 298, 300, 301, 319, 338. Lookout Mountain, 270, 284, 285, 291. Lookout Valley, 254, 274, 283, 285, 291. Losses in Virginia campaign, 387. Louis Napoleon, 62-64, 76-78, 86, 87; election of, 88, 398. Louis Philippe, 62, 64. Louisville, 254, 276, 277, 301, 366. Lovejoy, Owen, 101. Lowell, poet, 51; Colonel, 336. Lyford, Stephen D., 302. Lynchburg, 330, 331. M. McClellan, General, 170, 178, 188, 189, 310, 343, 350, 474. McClernand, General, 199, 200, 210, 211,218,219,221-223,226-228, 236, 238, 245. McCook, General, 261, 262, 265, 336. McClure's Magazine, 239. Macdaniel family, 45, 51, 57. McDowell, General, 166. Macfeeley, Lieutenant--Colonel, 242. McIntosh, General, 344, 373. McKinley, bill, 475; William, 293, 492. McMichael, Morton, 62. Macon, 343, 355, 361. McPherson, General, 222, 223, 227, 244-246, 251. Macready riots, 97. Manassas, 172. Manifest Destiny, 125,133, 402. Marat, President