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John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 14: siege and capture of Vicksburg (search)
parent that he clearly understood the entire situation, not only in Mississippi but in Tennessee as well. At that time Rosecrans, who commanded in the last-mentioned State, was confronted by Bragg with an inferior force, but was slow to move and w he gave it his adherence and support, but not till Grant had received the surrender of Vicksburg and its garrison, and Rosecrans had been defeated by an overwhelming concentration of the Confederate forces at Chickamauga, was that all-important recfirst took the ground that Grant could not be withdrawn from his advanced position, and that it would be far better for Rosecrans to retreat to Nashville than for Grant to retreat from the hills of Vicksburg. The government at Washington, however, in to take place at no distant day. In expectation of that event he anticipated that his next orders would be to go to Rosecrans, or possibly elsewhere, but whatever they might be he naturally expressed a desire to go home first for a short time.
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 16: Dana returns to Washington (search)
t finding that feasible he proceeded to join Rosecrans. Chattanooga was now the great objective of by the government at Richmond, and although Rosecrans had succeeded in concentrating all of his owtanton that Burnside's forces were needed by Rosecrans. At noon, September 18th, he reported the aess of the Union line was not yet apparent. Rosecrans, who was up bright and early, rode from one s that scene. I was swept away with part of Rosecrans's staff, and lost in the rabble. Some of thton was from the first in favor of relieving Rosecrans from the command of the Army of the Cumberla this mention was by a searching analysis of Rosecrans's character, and a conclusive demonstration ey were unquestionably right, and that Rosecrans, who is sometimes as obstinate and inaccessiChickamauga and Chattanooga were closed, General Rosecrans and his friends set up the claim that thhad been covered by the secretary's orders. Rosecrans had not only been relieved, but to prevent t[35 more...]
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 17: campaign of Chattanooga (search)
ing on to Bridgeport, the end of the road in operation. The incident was a trivial one, but its effect was all that could be desired. It was followed immediately by a call from Hooker, who showed no particular sign of illness, as well as from Rosecrans, Howard, and Butterfield. At nine o'clock the next morning the party set out from Bridgeport on horseback for Chattanooga, by the way of the roundabout road through Jasper. Grant was accompanied in this ride by General Howard, as well as bybut there is nothing for a man to do in such a case but to obey orders. This was an allusion to the disinclination which he had frequently shown to supplant those in authority over him. He of course knew that he was the legitimate successor of Rosecrans. He knew also that the latter could not longer hold command of that army without great injury to its efficiency, and this was his method of letting it be officially understood that he was done declining the responsibilities and honors to which
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 20: Confederate operations in Northern Virginia (search)
campaign, taken a different course, and instead of doing all in his power to strengthen Grant's hands, had reached the conclusion that the risks were too great, and that Grant was not only unfit to be trusted with such great responsibilities, but ought to be relieved, the career of that general might very well have come to a premature end. It is almost equally certain that had Dana, after Chickamauga, done what he could to strengthen Thomas's hands and to build him up as the successor to Rosecrans, Grant might have failed to get the opportunity to add the salvation of Chattanooga and the victory of Missionary Ridge to his previous victories. Again, had Dana minimized Grant's merits and joined the hostile critics in denouncing his management of the campaign against Lee, instead of doing all in his power to magnify his performances, he might have seriously weakened the confidence of the government in the general's abilities and character even at that late day. Finally, had Dana prove
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Index (search)
Reynolds, General, J. J., 269, 348. Richmond, 166, 256, 310, 318, 320, 326, 327, 329, 330, 332, 333, 353, 356, 357, 359, 363. Ringgold Station, 257. Ripley, George, 17, 26, 30, 31, 33, 34, 35-37, 39, 44, 45, 48, 49, 51, 153, 158, 176, 453, 454. Roberts, Marshall O., 401. Robeson, George M., 411, 424, 433. Robespierre, 68, 69. Robinson, General, 373. Rockville, 336. Rocky Springs, 221. Rodenbough, Captain, 352. Rolling Fork Bayou, 207. Roosevelt, President, 103. Rosecrans, General, 232-234, 236, 253-258, 260, 262-268, 271-278, 339. Rossville, 191. Rousseau, General, 270. Roxbury, 37. Russia, 82. Rust, Senator, 144, 145. S. Sackville-West, Sir Lionel, 475. Safe Burglary Conspiracy, 434,435, 441, 442, 493. St. Thomas Island, 402. Sale of arms to France, 425. Sallust, 56. Santo Domingo, 402, 419,420,422, 435. Satartia, trip to, 231, 232. Savannah, 352, 353, 355. Scates, Judge, 253. Schiller, 56. Schofield, General, 353, 354,