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John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter I (search)
dful of the fact that the other tactical officers did not know me so well, and had not so high a reputation as Lieutenant Jones in respect to discipline; and I felt at liberty to avail myself, in my own interest, of the opportunity suggested by this reflection. Hence, when, after my complete restoration to the academy in January, I found my demerits accumulating with alarming rapidity, I applied for and obtained a transfer to Company C, where I would be under Lieutenant Cogswell and Cadet Captain Vincent, my beloved classmate, who had cordially invited me to share his room in barracks. John B. Hood was a jolly good fellow, a little discouraged at first by unexpected hard work; but he fought his way manfully to the end. He was not quite so talented as some of his great associates in the Confederate army, but he was a tremendous fighter when occasion offered. During that last period of our cadet life, Colonel Robert E. Lee was superintendent of the academy; he was the personificat
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Index (search)
mmanding at, 510, 511 Vaughan, Maj., 99 Vera Cruz, Mex., French bombardment and capture of, 388 Veterans, difference between volunteers and, 142; the example of, 522 Vicksburg, Miss., S. seeks service at, 64-66; S. sends reinforcements to Grant at, 64, 90, 98, 110, 233; fall of, 70; importance of the capture of, 70, 71; results of disbanding the rebel army at, 77; proposed movement against the Mobile and Ohio Railroad from, 199; Grant before, 232, 233; Grant's strategy at, 358 Vincent, —, S.'s room-mate at West Point, 14 Virginia, hospitality in, 26; Longstreet prepares to move toward, 115; Longstreet joins Lee in, 116; S. seeks service in, 253, 255; Stoneman's campaign in southwest, 254; surrender of Lee, 261, 262; S.'s administration during reconstruction, 276, 397-404, 418, 543; proposed movement for Sherman to, 333, 334, 337; cutting off Confederate supplies from, 347; Grant's strategy in, 358; reconstruction in, 370, 394-404, 434; under control of the Freedmen's Bu