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John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 16: Dana returns to Washington (search)
rt department the soldiers themselves would soon be starving, unless the most vigorous efforts should be put forth to shorten the line of supplies and to maintain it intact against interruption by the enemy, he reported that the appointment of Baldy Smith as chief engineer of the department infuses much energy and judgment into that branch of the operations ; that the department staff had been entirely reorganized, with Major-General Reynolds chief of staff, General Smith engineer, and General General Smith engineer, and General Brannan chief of artillery, and that the remarkable strength of the new staff cannot fail to add much to the discipline of the army. On October 8th he mentions General Rousseau as one who seems to be regarded throughout this army as an ass of eminent gifts --that the consolidation of the two corps was well received and must produce the most happy consequences --but to avoid the impression that the measure was intended as a token of disgrace and punishment, he recommended that an order should
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 21: administration of War Department (search)
the place seemed to me something beyond imagination. I had a letter from Baldy Smith on Saturday. I told him in reply that it was very much his own fault, and tuck. This gallant brigade commander lost a leg in the battle. As for General Smith's proposition, I am in doubt. Four weeks ago Gillmore went to City Point ah absent, there's nobody I can write to. I should like much to have it given to Smith. Perhaps I will write to the general. Rawlins is getting well. Dr. Green, ing as follows: Perhaps you can suggest to General Sherman to ask for General Smith. It is a great pity that his eminent abilities should be left unemployed. It is greatly to Dana's credit that, notwithstanding his clear perception of Smith's shortcomings, he had not lost interest in his employment, but remained his fearn that Canby is not likely to be long disabled. I don't see any chance of Smith's being employed till General Grant desires to employ him. Franklin is not l