As it was, however, gallant little Delaware remained always loyal and sent sixty odd per cent.
of her military population — that is, white men between eighteen and forty-five years of age — to do good service in the Union army.
Jefferson Davis could have, and if I had been at his elbow, as he once desired that I should be, would have attended divine service in his own pew in the church at Washington as President of the Confederacy.
I know not what prevented him save his education at West Point, where the necessity of a rapid movement in warlike operations is taught in the negative.
That sort of instruction, as we shall see as we go on, caused several direful results in the movements of both armies, more especially in the delay in the discharge of the mine at Petersburg, which caused the loss of some thousands of brave soldiers, and in the delays of Early, which lost him Washington in the summer of 1864.
Within a few days preceding Sunday, the 5th day of May, I was called to
or government lands collected at, 844; Butler at, 863; Butler gives dinner to West Point officers, 864-865; the alleged irregularities at, 871; Shepley takes charge oth Badeau, 857, 859, 860; tribute to Butler, 862; in New York Herald, 863; on West Point in Personal Memoirs, 866-867; indifference to military matters, 867-868; in Mpping, Nicholas, teacher, anecdote of, 56.
Howard, Gen. O. O., graduate of West Point, 58.
Howe, Elias, reference to, 1007.
Hudson Bay Company, 1001.
Hudsonel, 172, 268, 270, 275, 292.
Pierce, President, appoints Butler visitor at West Point, 127; makes Davis Secretary of War, 140; persuades law partner not to enlist,negotiations with Johnston, 876; named for major general 877-878; quoted upon West Point, 890; terms of surrender between Johnston, 910-912; his obstinacy, 913; reasovis' trial, 918; reference to, 966; in the Farragut prize case, 1010-1012.
West Point, Butler desires to enter, 57; sends son to, 80; grandson at, 81; appointed vi