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John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter I (search)
desires that his own better judgment shall control military policy, he must take care not to let it become known that the judgment is his. If he can contrive to let that wise policy be invented by the more responsible head, it will surely be adopted. It should never be suspected by anybody that there is any difference of opinion between the soldier and his civil chief; and nobody, not even the chief, will ever find it out if the soldier does not tell it. The highest quality attributed to Von Moltke was his ability to make it clearly understood by the Emperor and by all the world that the Emperor himself commanded the German army. My constitutional habit once led me into a very foolish exploit at West Point. A discussion arose as to the possibility of going to New York and back without danger of being caught, and I explained the plan I had worked out by which it could be done. (I will not explain what the plan was, lest some other foolish boy should try it.) I was promptly challe
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Index (search)
ailroad, proposed movement against, from Vicksburg, 199; anticipated movement by Hood on, 315 Modoc Indians, their trials, outbreak, and repression, 435-438 Moltke, Field-Marshal H. C. B. von, one secret of his success, 7; on preparation for war, 365, 366 Money, the value of, 533, 534 Monroe Doctrine, violation of, in pline among, 182; dangers of an improvised staff of, 217; Gen. Scott's distrust of, 513; mistaken policy as to commands in, 514 Volunteer soldiery, a, 366 Von Moltke. See Moltke. W Wade, Benjamin F., President of the Senate, 414 Wagner, Brig.-Gen. George D., movement against Hood before Columbia, 168; battle of FraMoltke. W Wade, Benjamin F., President of the Senate, 414 Wagner, Brig.-Gen. George D., movement against Hood before Columbia, 168; battle of Franklin, 175, 176, 178, 180, 181, 225 Wales, Prince of, S. presented to the, 393 Walker, Edwin, special U. S. counsel in Chicago, 497 Walker, Henry H., room-mate at West Point, 3 Walker, Rear-Adm., on the relative functions of the army and navy, 527 War, the evils of leaving anything to chance in, 8, 234; the duty of