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Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1, Chapter 4: cadet at the United States Military Academy (search)
y, cut him. The idea went from man to man till there was scarcely a cadet who would speak to him. I remember two of his classmates who were exceptions. One was McPherson, who was a man of independence and noble instincts, and another was William Sooy Smith, who was a professing Christian. They occasionally visited him. As he hadilitary Academy I was promoted to a cadet lieutenancy and a little later was made cadet quartermaster of the corps. In this I followed in the footsteps of Cadet J. B. McPherson, who had had the same office during his second and his first class years. My unpopularity had, at the beginning of my last year, so far passed away that I was elected to the presidency of our only literary association, the Dialectic Society. In this also I followed McPherson. It has often been said to me, You had the advantage over your companions in a college training, did you not? I did have the advantage of some of them, but it should be remembered that we had in our class
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1, Chapter 28: Atlanta campaign; battle of Dalton; Resaca begun (search)
y of Catoosa Springs till May 7th, to enable McPherson, with the Army of the Tennessee, to get arouearly advised Sherman that, in his judgment, McPherson and Schofield should make a strong demonstran and supply; but at this time Sherman chose McPherson's small but stalwart force for that twenty mbservers speedily changed their position. McPherson, now near Resaca, was not so successful as Sthat town, the nature of the ground was, for McPherson, unpropitious in the extreme. The abrupt rawhich covered the approaches to Resaca, made McPherson unusually cautious, so that the first day, aned on the day before, was at that time near McPherson on ground to the west of Resaca. Meanwhile,d as was possible. Sherman had instructed McPherson after his arrival from Snake Creek Gap, and , several lively demonstrations were made by McPherson to carry out Sherman's wishes. The importance of McPherson's capture of some heights, situated between Camp Creek and the Oostanaula, cannot[5 more...]
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1, Chapter 29: battle of Resaca and the Oostanaula (search)
t had been by the ridge. By instructions from Sherman, McPherson had early sent a division of the Sixteenth Corps, commandve previously seen, was across the river, so that at once McPherson began his movement and pushed on southward, endeavoring the retreating foe. A few miles out, not far from Calhoun, McPherson's skirmishers encountered the Confederates, and a sharp sand yet he was there a sufficient length of time to cause McPherson to develop his lines, go into position, and get ready fors attention. The next morning, finding the enemy gone, McPherson continued his movement down the river road to a point-McGand. My corps led in this pursuit; we also, just after McPherson's skirmish, began to exchange shots with Johnston's rear night the Fourteenth Corps came within close support, and McPherson moved from McGuire's so much toward Adairsville as to cono be his main crossing of the Etowah. He knew, too, that McPherson, as we noticed, had already turned his position on the ot
such that it was next to impossible, before actual conjunction, for Thomas to send help to Hooker, and worse still for McPherson or Thomas to reinforce Schofield in a reasonable time. But Sherman was so anxious for battle on the more favorable g, our efforts will equal theirs. Strengthened by His support, those efforts will be crowned with the like glories. McPherson, under Sherman's orders, had also turned to the left toward us, and was close in support of Thomas's right. It was, h the day following. By the 25th, Sherman's army, still in motion, was pushed southward toward New Hope and Dallas. McPherson's army, increased by Davis's division, coming from Rome, was well to the right, near Van Wert. From here Davis took an the Confederate horse toward Dallas, and discovered the left of Johnston's new line; Garrard kept within easy reach of McPherson. It was a terrible country, as hard to penetrate as the Adirondacks, where Johnston chose his position. Hardee was
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1, Chapter 31: battle of Pickett's Mill (search)
completing their deployments extending from McPherson, near Dallas, toward Johnston's right, and test of troops thoroughly seasoned in war. McPherson, opposite Hardee, had just now not more tha men) was sent back by Sherman to strengthen McPherson's command, because McPherson was so widely sMcPherson was so widely separated from the rest of us. From Van Wert, McPherson had hastened on, with Dodge's corps in thMcPherson had hastened on, with Dodge's corps in the lead. Dodge never said much in advance of what he proposed to do, but he was a most vigorous comlieve Davis and send him back to Thomas, and McPherson was preparing to do so and to close his armyg on our right. It will thus be seen that McPherson was loyally preparing to carry out his instrght to left began again in good earnest, and McPherson left the Dallas line and marched over beyondded only for a temporary resort. At last, McPherson, still going toward the east, reached and fonother leftward effort, was next in place to McPherson, near to and advancing upon Pine Top, while [2 more...]
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1, Chapter 32: battle of Kolb's Farm and Kenesaw (search)
rmy has only three corps, and I know there was a very respectable force along McPherson's front, so much so that his generals thought the enemy was massing against tderate Loring held all the long breastworks of the Confederate right opposite McPherson; Hardee held the center and much of the left opposite Thomas's three corps, ly send an overwhelming force against Hooker without exposing his weakness to McPherson. Taking these things into account, Sherman took occasion the next day aftet two miles in the same direction; also northward from Sherman two miles with McPherson. Here, then, like the arrangements of Von Moltke in the Franco-Prussian Waordered, for Thomas to make a heavy assault at the center with his army while McPherson made a feint on the left and Schofield a threatened attack on the right. Ordatest losses was that of General Harker, who was in characteristics much like McPherson. Would that he could have lived to have realized some of his bright hopes, a
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1, Chapter 33: battle of Smyrna camp ground; crossing the Chattahoochee; General Johnston relieved from command (search)
doing: To-morrow night I propose to move McPherson from the left to the extreme right .... Thish Garrard's cavalry to take the place of all McPherson's army. The next morning by 4 A. M. McPhersor Marietta, striving to get there first. McPherson was not long delayed, for he drew out from Jhey picked up a few stragglers. Dodge (of McPherson's army), this Saturday, July 3d, did a good the Chattahoochee behind him. I have ordered McPherson and Schofield to cross the Nickajack at any of life or material. Sherman was sending McPherson with Stoneman's cavalry ahead down by the Nivent their accumulation of force in front of McPherson and Stoneman. He and I were walking about fhe extreme right. Hood was made uneasy by McPherson's works. The enemy, he wrote, is turning mychee bridge, and succeeded in destroying it. McPherson was to go up there, ford the river, and cleaooker next, and I next, then Schofield, then McPherson. Stoneman was back by the night of July 16t[4 more...]
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1, Chapter 34: battle of Peach Tree Creek (search)
Tree Creek The morning of July 20, 1864, McPherson was swinging toward Atlanta on the left of aould make his first offensive effort against McPherson or Schofield, because the movements of these Wheeler, with Confederate cavalry, opposite McPherson, being driven by artillery, was slowly falliback toward Atlanta. Hood, much troubled by McPherson's steady approach, directed Wheeler in his o would vigorously support his resistance. McPherson's left division, farthest south, drove Wheelwing or would withdraw from my front to meet McPherson, for, up to that time, from his last accounts, McPherson had encountered nothing but artillery and cavalry. About 3.30 P. M. we succeeded byit off to his extreme right, so as to oppose McPherson's vigorous operations. Of course, if Hood entire Confederate army, had not done that, McPherson would have come up on the evening of the 20tsions, also opposite Schofield's and part of McPherson's. John Newton could never be surprised. [1 more...]