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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 3: a cavalry officer of the army of the United States. (search)
s educated by his daughter, Mrs. Jenkins, but is too fond of getting up on my lap and on my bed; he follows me all about the house and stands at the door in an attitude of defiance at all passing dogs. In the November following he was in Kansas, having been temporarily detached from his regiment and detailed to serve as a member of a court-martial ordered to convene to try an assistant surgeon of the army for leaving his station in the midst of a fatal epidemic, and wrote Mrs. Lee, from Fort Riley, November 5, 1855: The court progresses slowly. A good deal was told in the evidence of Saturday; Mrs. Woods, wife of Brevet-Major Woods, Sixth Infantry, whose husband had left on the Sioux expedition, was taken ill at 9 P. M. on the 2d of August. Her youngest child, a boy of three years, was taken that night at twelve, and about six next morning her eldest, a girl of five years. The mother, when told that her end was approaching, asked her only attendant, a niece of the chaplain, to ta
could not buy my children. I agreed to go with him. He would not have bought me unless I had been willing to go. I led a first-rate life. I had more work to do than ever in my life before; but I had plenty of privileges, and did not complain when I was treated so well. I was thirteen years at Fort Leavenworth, eight years with Hinkle, and five years with the Major's family. Before my time was out, the Major took me to Connecticut. He was ordered West with his regiment, and died at Fort Riley. I did not try to run away; I was willing to work my time out. But, if he had wished me to return to a Slave State. I would not have gone with him. I would not trust any one with my freedom. A bird in the hand, I thought, was worth two in the bush. These Northern people, when they taste slavery, like it as well as anybody. When they change, they are so different. I have been free, in every way, for two years now. Here the narrative of the mother ends. The first thing that sh
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 5: California, New York, and Kansas. 1857-1859. (search)
represented by several eminent law-firms, embracing names that have since flourished in the Senate, and in the higher courts of the country. But the most lucrative single case was given me by my friend Major Van Vliet, who employed me to go to Fort Riley, one hundred and thirty-six miles west of Fort Leavenworth, to superintend the repairs to the military road. For this purpose he supplied me with a four-mule ambulance and driver. The country was then sparsely settled, and quite as many Indiavenworth, and reported, receiving a fair compensation. On my way up I met Colonel Sumner's column, returning from their summer scout on the plains, and spent the night with the officers, among whom were Captains Sackett, Sturgis, etc. Also at Fort Riley I was cordially received and entertained by some old army-friends, among them Major Sedgwick, Captains Totten, Eli Long, etc. Mrs. Sherman and children arrived out in November, and we spent the winter very comfortably in the house of Thomas
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 8.70 (search)
regimental quartermaster and commissary. In September and October of this year, the First Cavalry was engaged in an expedition against the Indians which entailed severe marching but no fighting. Returning to Leavenworth, Stuart was married at Fort Riley, on the 14th November, to Miss Flora Cooke, daughter of Colonel Philip St. George Cooke, commandant of that post. In December, 1855, he received promotion to be first lieutenant in his regiment. During a large part of the three following yearhe guiding hand of an overruling Providence which fitted him in after days for the high command which devolved upon him. Faithful in little, he was faithful also in much. From the Fall of 1857 until the Summer of 1860 Stuart was stationed at Fort Riley, with six companies of his regiment, under the command of Major John Sedgwick, and participated in all the movements of this command against the hostile Indians. It was probably at this time that the warm personal friendship which existed betw
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter XXIII (search)
ouri a cordial reception from former Opponents in St. Louis origin of the military school at Fort Riley funeral of General George H. Thomas death of General George G. Meade assigned to the Divisi when I was in the War Department, I ordered a light-artillery school to be established at Fort Riley, Kansas. Also, upon his suggestion, I directed that the four batteries which were to compose thatraids, and thus overcome any objection which might be urged on the ground that the barracks at Fort Riley were needed for cavalry. The school was organized, under Colonel John Hamilton; the batteriese army, a move was made by somebody to get possession of that splendid military reservation of Fort Riley for some other purpose. Hence it became necessary to manifest in some more striking way the iator Plumb of Kansas, to obtain the necessary funds and build a suitable post and establish at Fort Riley a school of cavalry and light artillery. The result finally attained, when I was in command o
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Index (search)
Fort Moultrie, S. C., S. on duty at, 17, 18; the First Artillery ordered to, 18; artillery target practice at, 18; bombardment of Fort Sumter from, 18 Fort Riley, Kan., establishment of school of cavalry and light artillery at, 426, 427 Fort Sheridan, Ill., establishment of, 454, 455, 493; reinforcement recommended, 498; Lewisburg and Franklin Turnpike, Tenn., Hood's movements near, 208-210, 213 Lieutenant-general, the rank of, 538 Light-artillery school, established at Fort Riley, 426, 427 Limoges, France, the autumn manoeuvers of 1881 at, 451-453; speech by S. at, 452, 453 Lincoln, Abraham, the spirit of charity in, 31; first call, Mo., reported expulsion of Union families from, 93; troubles in, 105 Plumb, Preston B., U. S. Senator, aids in establishing artillery and cavalry school at Fort Riley, 427 Plummer, Col. J. B., action at Fredericktown, Mo., Oct. 21, 1861, 52, 53 Political education, necessity of, 355, 356 Political surgery, 365 Pol
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Chaffee, Adna Romanza 1842- (search)
rious actions he was, in March, 1868, brevetted major, and Feb. 27, 1890, lieutenant-colonel. Meanwhile, on July 7, 1888, he had been promoted to major, and assigned to the 9th Cavalry, one of the two regiments of regular cavalry composed of colored men. Major Chaffee was instructor in cavalry tactics at the Fort Leavenworth school for officers in 1894-96. On June 1, 1897, he was promoted to lieutenant-colonel of the 3d Cavalry, and made commandant of the Cavalry School of Instruction at Fort Riley, which post he held at the opening of the war with Spain, in 1898. He was appointed a brigadier-general of volunteers, May 4, 1898; promoted to major-general, July 8, following; honorably discharged from the volunteer service and reappointed a brigadier-general, April 13, 1899. From December, 1898 he served as chief-of-staff to the governor-general of Cuba. He had command of the troops which captured El Caney, and practically closed the Santiago campaign. On May 8, 1899, he was promot
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Monroe, Fort (search)
y the Confederates, but Dimick had turned some of its cannon landward. These taught the Confederates, civil and military, prudence, wisdom, and discretion. Gen. B. F. Butler, having been appointed commander of the Department of Virginia, with his headquarters at Fort Monroe, arrived there on May 22, 1861, and took the chief command, with troops sufficient to insure its safety against any attacks of the Confederates. Butler's first care was to ascertain the practicability of a march upon and seizure of Richmond, then the seat of the Confederate government. Its capture was desired by the national government, but no troops could then be spared from Washington. Fort Monroe was firmly held by the Nationals during the war. It was then as now an important post, for it is the key to the principal waters of Virginia. Since the close of the Civil War the War Department has maintained a noteworthy artillery school at this post. See also Leavenworth, Fort; Riley, Fort; and Willett's Point.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Riley, Fort (search)
Riley, Fort A fortification of the United States in Geary county, Kan., on the Union Pacific Railroad, 4 miles northwest of Junction City, the county seat. A military post was established here in 1853, and, under the name of Camp Centre, because it was the geographical centre of the United States, was garrisoned in 1855. Later in the same year the name was changed to its present one in honor of Gen. B. C. Riley. In 1887, under an act of Congress, this army post was entirely transformed, enlarged, and equipped to accommodate a permanent school of instruction in drill and practice for the cavalry and light artillery service of the United States. The post now occupies 21,000 acres, and on a conspicuous site is a monument to the memory of the officers and men killed in the battles of Wounded Knee and Drexel Mission, in South Dakota, in 1890, culminations of the Messiah craze.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
rth to Santa Fe......1846 Mormon battalion leaves Fort Leavenworth in the employ of the United States for service in the Mexican War......August, 1847 Military road built by the government from Fort Leavenworth to Fort Kearny......1850 Fort Riley, near junction of Republican and Kansas rivers, established under name of Camp Centre in the fall of......1852 Willard P. Hall, of Missouri, introduces a bill to organize the Territory of Platte (Kansas and Nebraska)......Dec. 13, 1852 Maed to the prisoners......June 23, 1856 Governor Shannon leaves Lecompton for St. Louis, June 23, having written Buford on the 10th that he had resigned......June 23, 1856 Secretary Woodson writes to Col. P. St. George Cooke, in command at Fort Riley. to scour the country between that post and the crossing opposite Topeka, for the purpose of repelling a threatened invasion of the Territory (refers to the expected entrance of General Lane's emigrants by way of Nebraska, known as Lane's arm
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