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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Scott, John 1824-1889 (search)
ved a good education; admitted to the bar in 1846, and practised in Huntingdon; prosecuting attorney in 1846-49; member of the legislature in 1862; and United States Senator in 1869-75. While in the Senate he made an address favoring the adoption of the enforcement bill permitting the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus act in States when Ku-Klux Klan (q. v.) outrages should be perpetrated. He died in Pittsburg, Pa., March 22, 1889. Military officer; born in Jefferson county, O., April 14, 1824; studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1845; served in the Mexican War; was taken prisoner at Encarnacion in January, 1847. When the Civil War began he was made lieutenant-colonel of the 3d Iowa Infantry; was colonel of the 2d Iowa Infantry in .1862-64; served as lieutenant-governor of Iowa in 1868; has been actively engaged in agricultural pursuits. He is the author of Encarnacion, or the prisoners in Mexico; Hugh Scott and his descendants; and History of the 32d Infan try.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 23. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.3 (search)
after the formation of the line, and in the midst of that profound silence which precedes the storm of a battle, General Butler ordered Colonel Gid. Wright and Hugh Scott by his side, with the gallant old Cobb Legion, to lead the charge, followed by the rest of Butler's Spartan band. No charge was ever made with more determinatiral's commission gone in four minutes. The next day we comparatively rested, and rode into Fayetteville, N. C., and, while we were all at breakfast, gallant Hugh Scott notified General Hampton that one hundred Yankees were at the door, and said: General, give me four or five men and I will run them out of town. General Hamptoarters cavalry, 19th March, 1865. Lieutenant: I take great pleasure in commending to you Privates Wells, Bellinger, and Fishburne of your company, who, with Private Scott and one of Wheeler's command, whose name I regret I don't know, acted with conspicuous gallantry in charging and driving from the town of Fayetteville that por
ich the Cabinet are compelled to be comparatively passive. They merely follow the judgment of Gen. Scott, who advises the evacuation, and, of course, takes the whole responsibility of the act. But thre is no longer any doubt that Major Anderson's command is to be withdrawn from Fort Sumter. General Scott decides it to be a military necessity, and his judgement determines the question, as it has m satisfied that the Administration will not reinforce at the terrible sacrifice of life which Gen. Scott says it would require. Of course there are divisions of opinion on this policy. Wade saynistration failed to reinforce the forts of Charleston harbor, in disregard of the advice of General Scott, and the urgent entreaties of Gen. Wool, at a time when reinforcement was both easy and woul the imbecility of its Government. But if Buchanan had strengthened the Charleston forts when Gen. Scott first advised it, he would not only have saved the national honor, but have retained stronghol
cessful escape is final, unless, as is sometimes the case, the fugitive, discovering that his new lot is full of hardships, chooses himself to return. In regard to the suppression of insurrections, no such assistance is necessary, nor, if it were, could it be rendered. The Army of the United States, small at best, is scattered over an immense extent of territory, and cannot be concentrated in time to be of service in any such emergency. We have all seen how long a time it requires for Gen.Scott to collect one thousand regulars in Washington, and may judge from that example, where the General Government was working in good faith and with a hearty good will, of what practical avail for the suppression of servile disturbances would be an army thus situated, and in the hands of an abolition Administration. Moreover, the history of the world affords few examples of successful insurrections. The present generation has before its own eyes the instructive instance of the manner in which
lition press and their Shaky Denials of it — Revelations of the "letter Villain," fresh from General Scott's dinner table. The battle having been duly fought and lost, the Federalists are employinn't know who. I never gave him authority. I won't shout anything any more." "Who urged General Scott to fight the battle, and never gave anybody any peace till he was ordered to do it?" "Nobodyrs may sometimes be in the wrong at this side of the Atlantic. The Tribune declares that General Scott, being absolute master of the situation, is responsible for the battle. But the New Yor Russell here furnishes Raymond's Washington letter to the New York Times, commencing with; "General Scott, it is said, discussed the whole subject of this war in all its parts, and with the utmost cnment meet a reaction?--General McClellan at work. It remains to be seen if the plans of General Scott can now be followed. The reaction along the Mississippi will be great, and Major General Fr
count of the defeat of Col. Tyler's Federal Regiment by a portion of General Floyd's brigade! An engagement took place to-day (August) 26th, between some eight hundred of the enemy under Col. Tyler, and General Floyd's forces, at a place called the "Cross Lanes," near the junction of Meadow and Gauley rivers, some twenty miles above the month of Gauley river. Gen. Floyd had the misfortune a few days ago to lose a boat and four of his men, viz: Dantel Mallory of Grayson, and Hugh Scott, John Jones and George Bare, of Symths, who were drowned by the boat going down into the rapids below the ferry. The enemy supposed that he had gotten over only a portion of his force, and seized the opportunity while they were thus "cut off," as they thought, to march upon them; but they reckoned without their host, for Gen. Floyd had had a new boat but it and his whole brigade over before they got up. The two forces encamped about two miles apart on Sunday night, and early on Monday mo
ints. It might be thought that we had had enough of such business, and that the President, by this time, had learned to turn a deaf ear to advice from any such quarter. Certainly, nothing is more ridiculous than the spectacle of civilians, in any rank of life, presuming to dictate to the Administration as to what disposition shall be made of the half million of men soon to be in the field; and, you may rely upon it, such attempts at interference will have no more effect upon the plans of Gen. Scott and Gen. McClellan than the blowing of the idle wind. The fact that these gentlemen represent the $50,000,000 which the banks have subscribed to the national loan gives them no prescriptive right to obtrude their views upon the Government. The enemy's camp fires. The Confederate camp fires can be seen from Georgetown Heights, near Falls Church, about six miles from Fort Corcoran. The entrenchments at Munson's Hill. The correspondent of the Washington Star writes: Nea
The Daily Dispatch: July 28, 1862., [Electronic resource], in Fredericksburg — the enemy's movements. (search)
other luxuries, which sent to Richmond for our wounded soldiers. of 300 citizens have left since the occupation of the town by the Yankees. More families in proportion to the population than in conquered town in Virginia. Many gentlemen left their families without any protection that of friends residing near. A good deal of for the use of the army has been taken from the houses, the Federals giving a voucher therefore, after the suppression of the rebellion. One was given to Hugh Scott, who immediately tore it up. Yankee "shops" spring up like in a night, and are found in the morning "the flag hung out, indicating the loyalty of enterprising sutler who perhaps has no further stock than a barrel of beer and a few bushels ginger cakes. The army has been under orders for some days — it is not known what destination, though they do not deny that are looking for some movement of Gen. Stone Jackson. They have no army stores of value his side of the river, but have l
n, and Riley, from 1847 to the end of 1849. He was chief of the staff of Commodore Shubrick, in the naval and military operations on the Pacific coast in 1847 and 1848, and was a member of the convention in 1849 to form, and of the committee to draft, the Constitution of the State of California. In July, 1853, he was appointed Captain of engineers, and resigned August 1, 1834. Gen. Halleck was appointed a Major General in the United States Army in August last, at the instance of Lieut.-Gen. Scott, then about to retire from active service. His commission bears date the 19th of August, 1861. At the time of his appointment, Gen. Halleck was the leading member of a most prominent law firm in San Francisco. Major Gen. Halleck, in personal appearance, is below the medium height, straight, active, and well formed and has a brisk, energetic gait, significant of his firm and decisive character. His nose is delicate and well formed, his forehead ample, and his mouth by no means de