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n the cause of discord, sometimes descending to bitter personal controversy, and in a few instances leading to very serious results.
The differences between General Scott and the Secretary became so serious that the general removed his headquarters from Washington to New York, and remained away from the capital several years, unthat great trust would have been much less likely to do serious harm to the public interests if they had been under the watchful eye of a jealous old soldier, like Scott or Sherman, who was not afraid of them.
As hereafter explained, the controversy between General Grant and the Secretary of War was the primary cause which final gave up the struggle.
Upon my assignment to the command of the army in 1888, I determined to profit so far as possible by the unsatisfactory experience of Generals Scott, Grant, Sherman, and Sheridan—at least so far as to avoid further attempts to accomplish the impossible, which attempts have usually the result of accomplish
220, 224, 232, 233
Military training, 407 et seq.
Militia, Gen. Scott's distrust of, 513
Milledgeville, Ga., Sherman proposes to wredden trip from West Point to, 7, 8; S. leaves for Liverpool, 385; Gen. Scott removes his headquarters from Washington to, 406, 469; Sherman's ction of the eyes, 4; first meeting and subsequent relations with Gen. Scott, 4, 18, 30; use of cards, 5; inattention to study, 5; use of tobaec. 16, 263-265
Science in the art of war, 457-460
Scott, Lieut.-Gen., Winfield, S.'s first meeting and subsequent relations with, 4, 18n in, 480, 481; plans for increase of, 487; Indians in, 488, 489; Gen. Scott's theory concerning, 513; condition at outbreak of the war, 613 e2; discipline among, 182; dangers of an improvised staff of, 217; Gen. Scott's distrust of, 513; mistaken policy as to commands in, 514
Vols capture in 1863, 525; the question of living expenses at, 538; Gen. Scott removes his headquarters to New York from, 406; Sherman removes h