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John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter I (search)
d, and I was laid up in the hospital during the remainder of the encampment. On that account I had a hard struggle with my studies the next year. While sitting on the east porch of the hospital in the afternoon, I attracted the kind attention of General Winfield Scott, who became from that time a real friend, and did me a great service some years later. In our third-class encampment, when corporal of the guard, I had a little misunderstanding one night with the sentinel on post along Fort Clinton ditch, which was then nearly filled by a growth of bushes. The sentinel tore the breast of my shell-jacket with the point of his bayonet, and I tumbled him over backward into the ditch and ruined his musket. But I quickly helped him out, and gave him my musket in place of his, with ample apologies for my thoughtless act. We parted, as I thought, in the best of feeling; but many years later, a colonel in the army told me that story, as an illustration of the erroneous treatment sometimes
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Index (search)
174; in the Tennessee campaign, 191, 193, 228, 308; battle of Franklin, 221-223, 228; harasses Thomas, 289; possibilities of his reaching Kentucky, 300; raid by, 310; on the Tennessee, 318-320; at Eastport, Jackson, and Paris, 319; capture of gunboat by, 319; at Johnsonville, 320; failure to damage Sherman's communications, 338 Fort Brady, troops sent to Chicago from, 501 Fort Capron, Fla., S. joins Battery D at, 19, 20; service at, 19-25; breakdown of mail service to, 20, 21 Fort Clinton, N. Y., an adventure in the ditch of, 4 Fort Dearborn, Ill., 454 Fort Donelson, Tenn., Grant's strategy at, 358; capture of, 516 Fort Fisher, N. C., capture of, 346 Fort Hamilton, N. Y., artillery practice at, 458 Fortification Appropriation Act, Sept. 22, 1888, 459 Fortified lines, question of carrying by assault, 127, 128, 142-148 Fort Jupiter, Fla., occupation of, 24 Fort Leavenworth, Kan., troops ordered to Missouri from, 37; S. commanding at, 278; headquarters of t