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William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 1: early recollections of California. 1846-1848. (search)
assigned to Company F, then under orders for California. By private letters from Lieutenant Ord, I Colonel John D. Stevenson was coming out to California with a regiment of New York Volunteers; thatd-vizier (visor) by G — d! He is Governor of California. All hands received the general with great overland, leaving us in full possession of California and its fate. Fremont also left California Sloat shortly after the first occupation of California, announcing that the people were free and enhe most prominent and influential natives of California. About dark I learned that Nash had come ba that it would facilitate their migration to California. But when the Mormons reached Salt Lake, inhich he made more money than any merchant in California, during that summer and fall. The understanenicia; and, accordingly, ships consigned to California came pouring in with their contents, and werHidalgo. It was well that this news reached California at that critical time; for so contagious had[37 more...]
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 2: early recollections of California--(continued). 1849-1850. (search)
onthly line of steamers from those cities to California, via Panama. Lieutenant-Colonel Burton had e around Cape Horn, but none had yet reached California. The arrival of this steamer was the begihina with Larkin and others; but, on leaving California, he was glad to sell out without profit or ler that they were the only real gentlemen in California. I confess that the fidelity of Colonel Masvery question. There were no slaves then in California, save a few who had come out as servants, buthe Union in the war with Mexico. Still, in California there was little feeling on the subject. I en from our Southern States. This matter of California being a free State, afterward, in the nationassociated during our four years together in California, and I felt his loss deeply. The season wasd, the immigrants overland came pouring into California, dusty and worn with their two thousand mile. Crawford, who questioned me somewhat about California, but seemed little interested in the subject[12 more...]
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 3: Missouri, Louisiana, and California. 1850-1855. (search)
Chapter 3: Missouri, Louisiana, and California. 1850-1855. Having returned from California in in a few days. I met him afterward often in California, and always esteemed him one of the best sam, New Mexico, where he had just arrived from California. In going from Independence to Fort Leave for reflection, and went on to New York and California. Shortly after arrived James T. Lucas, Esxplained the full programme of the branch in California; that my name had been included at the instaosed to me that, in establishing a branch in California, he was influenced by the apparent prosperit a small steamer for Nicaragua, en route for California. We embarked early in March, and in seven d house, and at the same time pay expenses in California, with a reasonable profit. Of course, Turner never designed to remain long in California, and I consented to go back to St. Louis, confer with our deposit account. This latter account in California was decidedly uncertain. The balance due de[5 more...]
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 4: California. 1855-1857. (search)
Chapter 4: California. 1855-1857. During the winter of 1854-55, I received frequent intimationt & Gebhard, bankers in Nassau Street. In California the house of Page, Bacon & Co. was composed r, from our partners in St. Louis, nobody in California doubted their wealth and stability. They mud separate concerns, that every draft of the California house had been paid in New York, and would clf. William Neely Johnson was Governor of California, and resided at Sacramento City; General Johd took the oath. In 1851 (when I was not in California) there had been a Vigilance Committee, and i Johnson argued that the time had passed in California for mobs and vigilance committees, and said terward had any thing to do with politics in California, perfectly satisfied with that short experien capital, also, which had been attracted to California by reason of the high rates of interest, wasd induced Mr. Lucas to establish the bank in California had ceased. I so reported to him, and that [3 more...]
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 5: California, New York, and Kansas. 1857-1859. (search)
Chapter 5: California, New York, and Kansas. 1857-1859. Having closed the bank at San Francisco on the 1st day of May, 1857, accompanied by my family I embarked in the steamer Sonora for Panama, crossed the isthmus, and sailed to New York, whenifferent. We opened our office on the 21st of July, 1857, and at once began to receive accounts from the West and from California, but our chief business was as the resident agents of the St. Louis firm of James H. Lucas & Co. Personally I took roomB. R. Nisbet was still in San Francisco, but had married a Miss Thornton, and was coming home. There still remained in California a good deal of real estate, and notes, valued at about two hundred thousand dollars in the aggregate; so that, at Mr. Latter, and would doubtless befriend me on account of the relations that had existed between General Mason and myself in California. Accordingly, I addressed a letter of application to the Hon. R. C. Wickliffe, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, asking the answ
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 6: Louisiana. 1859-1861. (search)
the separation of families, letting the father, mother, and children, be sold together to one person, instead of each to the highest bidder. And, again, I would advise the repeal of the statute which enacted a severe penalty for even the owner to teach his slave to read and write, because that actually qualified property and took away a part of its value; illustrating the assertion by the case of Henry Sampson, who had been the slave of Colonel Chambers, of Rapides Parish, who had gone to California as the servant of an officer of the army, and who was afterward employed by me in the bank at San Francisco. At first he could not write or read, and I could only afford to pay him one hundred dollars a month; but he was taught to read and write by Reilley, our bank-teller, when his services became worth two hundred and fifty dollars a month, which enabled him to buy his own freedom and that of his brother and his family. What I said was listened to by all with the most profound attent
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 7: Missouri. April and May, 1861. (search)
dear sir: I hold myself now, as always, prepared to serve my country in the capacity for which I was trained. I did not and will not volunteer for three months, because I cannot throw my family on the cold charity of the world. But for the three-years call, made by the President, an officer can prepare his command and do good service. I will not volunteer as a soldier, because rightfully or wrongfully I feel unwilling to take a mere private's place, and, having for many years lived in California and Louisiana, the men are not well enough acquainted with me to elect me to my appropriate place. Should my services be needed, the records of the War Department will enable you to designate the station in which I can render most service. Yours truly, W. T. Sherman. To this I do not think I received a direct answer; but, on the 14th of the same month, I was appointed colonel of the Thirteenth Regular Infantry. I remember going to the arsenal on the 9th of May, taking my chil
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 8: from the battle of Bull Run to Paducah--Kentucky and Missouri. 1861-1862. (search)
lor, where General Fremont received me very politely. We had met before, as early as 1847, in California, and I had also seen him several times when he was senator. I then in a rapid manner ran overo I felt that, while Fremont might be suspicious of others, he allowed free ingress to his old California acquaintances. Returning to the Planters' House, I heard of Beard, another Californian, a Md while I stood near the office-counter, I saw old Baron Steinberger, a prince among our early California adventurers, come in and look over the register. I avoided him on purpose, but his presence is of the quartermaster, McKinstry, had drawn to St. Louis some of the most enterprising men of California. I suspect they can account for the fact that, in a very short time, Fremont fell from his hiosition, and that I received the assurance that Brigadier-General Buell would soon arrive from California, and would be sent to relieve me. By that time I had become pretty familiar with the geogra
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 16 (search)
e woods — attended, that night, a very pleasant party at the house of a lady, whose name I cannot recall, but who is now the wife of Captain Arnold, Fifth United States Artillery. At this party were also Mr. and Mrs. Frank Howe. I found New Orleans much changed since I had been familiar with it in 1853 and in 1860-61. It was full of officers and soldiers. Among the former were General T. W. Sherman, who had lost a leg at Port Hudson, and General Charles P. Stone, whom I knew so well in California, and who is now in the Egyptian service as chief of staff. The bulk of General Banks's army was about Opelousas, under command of General Franklin, ready to move on Alexandria. General Banks seemed to be all ready, but intended to delay his departure a few days to assist in the inauguration of a civil government for Louisiana, under Governor Hahn. In Lafayette Square I saw the arrangements of scaffolding for the fireworks and benches for the audience. General Banks urged me to remain o
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 20 (search)
ublishes in Northern papers, wherever he goes. They are dictated by himself and written by W. B. and such worthies. The funny part of the business is, that I had nothing whatever to do with his being relieved on either occasion. Moreover, I have never said any thing to the President or Secretary of War to injure him in the slightest degree, and he knows that perfectly well. His animosity arises from another source. He is aware that I know some things about his character and conduct in California, and, fearing that I may use that information against him, he seeks to ward off its effect by making it appear that I am his personal enemy, am jealous of him, etc. I know of no other reason for his hostility to me. He is welcome to abuse me as much as he pleases; I don't think it will do him much good, or me much harm. I know very little of General Howard, but believe him to be a true, honorable man. Thomas is also a noble old war-horse. It is true, as you say, that he is slow, but he i