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The legislature was divided into three parties—radicals, conservative Republicans, and Democrats, or copperheads, neither strong enough to elect without a fusion with one of the others.
A union of the radicals and the conservatives was, of course, most desired by the administration; but their bitterness had become so great that either would prefer a bargain with the Democrats rather than with the other.
The Hon. E. B. Washburne, representative in Congress from Illinois, made an opportune visit to St. Louis about this time, procured an interview with me at the house of a common friend, and led me into a frank conversation relative to this political question.
I told him candidly that in my opinion the desired union of radicals and conservatives was impossible, for they were more bitterly opposed to each other than either was to the Democrats.
Mr. Washburne went to Washington, and reported to the President that I was opposed to the much-desired radical and
Hunt, Maj.-Gen. Henry J., suggests the establishment of a light-artillery school, 426, 427
Hunter, Maj.-Gen., David, factional troubles under his administration in Missouri, 95
Idaho, obstruction of railroads in, 512
Illinois, the Schofield family removes from New York to, 1; Rev. James Schofield's mission work in, 1; the labor riots of 1894, 493 et seq.
Independence, Mo., Ewing and S. at, 84
Indiana, a young soldier representative of, 155, 156; to be called onman's movement to control, 333; Sherman crosses, 338
Schofield, Brig.-Gen. George W., accompanies S. to Paris, 385
Schofield, Mrs., Harriet, marriage, 29; children, 29; death, 29
Schofield, Rev., James, father of the author, 1; moves to Illinois, 1; mission work, 1; on the inspiration of the Bible, 8; perturbed over his son's affluence, 16, 17
Schofield, Lieut.-Gen. John M. (elsewhere in this Index referred to as S.), birth, 1; early education, 1, 2; farm work, 2; surveyor in Wiscons