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chofield's army bending westward was next to McPherson's, and Thomas's, beyond Schofield in a semico be accounted for by any known facts. So McPherson, staff, and orderlies mounted and rode off t same firing. General Blair had been with McPherson that morning, just before McPherson started McPherson started to see Sherman. Blair had then gone directly to his own headquarters not far away, when about 12 Mes of the shears would close and crush poor McPherson's entire command. The rivet of the blades wDodge, sending his officers off with orders, McPherson, with a single orderly, just then thinking th all the party that had taken to themselves McPherson's immediate belongings; and the remains of tl. General Blair himself was not far from McPherson. He said: I saw him enter the woods and healled him. At once Blair notified Logan that McPherson was either slain or a prisoner, and that Lo command. The instant that Sherman heard of McPherson's fall he sent an order to Logan to assume c[8 more...]
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2, Chapter 36: Battle of Ezra Church (search)
peedily rebuilt, so that now there was a shorter haul for all our supplies. It was necessary to bring forward what was needed of food and rations; to get the comforts for the use of the sick and wounded who remained in the field; to readjust lines and batteries and make all the trenches secure against Hood's known impulsiveness; to bring to the front absentees and recruits, and to rest and refresh our weary men. Sherman and Thomas consulted together as to the officer who should succeed McPherson and the choice fell upon me. The orders from President Lincoln appointing me to the command of the Army and the Department of the Tennessee reached me the evening of the 26th. General Logan and his friends desired that he should be assigned to this command and were, of course, disappointed, but he at once resumed the command of his Fifteenth Corps. Hooker ostensibly was offended that he, who was my senior in rank, had not received the appointment, and asked to be relieved. Slocum was bro
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2, Chapter 70: D. L. Moody on board the Spree; Spanish War, 1898; Lincoln Memorial University; conclusion (search)
than a week, and hardly that, at any watering-place or chosen spot for summer rest. Thus far my rest has been the rest of change. It is very gratifying to me that personal strength has continued so long, and that I have been so well received and kindly treated in every part of the country. Recently I went to Atlanta, Ga., to be present at the unveiling of a monument to General W. H. T. Walker; it was erected on the spot where he fell on the Confederate side in the battle of Atlanta. McPherson's monument and his are the same in form, and about 600 yards apart. A large body of Confederate veterans received me with warmth and treated me as kindly as if I had belonged to them. I think that they recognize the fact that I have been trying hard to sow the.seeds of education, and help build up the places laid waste by war. After many blessed years of married life, Mrs. Howard and I reached the crowning point, the fiftieth anniversary of our wedding, on February 14, 1905. The go
27, 228, 256, 257, 260, 262-265, 272; II, 172, 450, 546. McGilvery, Freeman, I, 436. McGregor, Sergeant, I, 68. Mcllvain, Alexander, I, 505. McIntyre, William, I, 247. McKeever, Chauncey, I, 144; II, 549. McKenzie, Alexander, II, 350. McKinley, William, II, 570, 574. McKinstry, Justus, I, 80. McLaren, Adam N., I, 76. McLaws, Lafayette, I, 275,278,288, 289, 318, 337, 340, 351, 359, 361, 367, 369. McLean, Nathaniel C., I, 553. McMorris, Dr., II, 519. McPherson, J. B., I, 49, 55, 499, 502-504, 506-508, 510, 519-521, 523, 529, 532, 542, 550, 556-558, 660, 562, 566, 573-575, 580, 581, 586, 590-594, 596, 602, 605-610, 612, 613; II, 4-9, 15, 16, 575. McQueen, John, II, 123, 124, 133. McQuesten, J. F., I, 135. McSweeney, Paul, II, 81. MacBeth, II, 141. MacDonald, Godfrey H., II, 565. Mack, Oscar A., I, 80. Madawska War, I, 12. Magruder, J. B., I, 141, 205, 206. Mahan, Dennis, I, 385. Mallory, Charles, II, 168. Malvern Hill