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John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter I (search)
righted when the truth was known. I proposed to go straight to Washington and lay the facts before the government. Then I realized for the first time what it meant to have friends. All my classmates and many other cadets came forward with letters to their congressmen, and many of them to senators whom they happened to know, and other influential men in Washington. So I carried with me a great bundle of letters setting forth my virtues in terms which might have filled the breast of George Washington with pride. There was no public man in Washington whom I had ever seen, and probably no one who had ever heard of me, except the few in the War Department who knew of my alleged bad conduct. The Secretary of War would not even see me until I was at last presented to him by an officer of the army. Then he offered me his forefinger to shake, but he could give me no encouragement whatever. This was after I had been in Washington several weeks. My congressman, Mr. Campbell, who had
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter III (search)
accept only fully organized regiments. It was well and publicly known that the executive of Missouri was disloyal to the United States, and that compliance with the President's demand for volunteers was not to be expected from the State government; yet my instructions authorized me to take no action which could be effective under such circumstances, and the then department commander, Brigadier-General William S. Harney, would not consent that any such action be taken without orders from Washington. I called upon Governor Jackson for his regiments, but received no reply. In my visit to General Harney after the attack on Fort Sumter, I urged the necessity of prompt measures to protect the St. Louis Arsenal, with its large stores of arms and ammunition, then of priceless value, and called his attention to the rumor of an intended attack upon the arsenal by the secessionists then encamped near the city under the guise of State militia. In reply, the general denounced in his usual v
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter XXII (search)
The so-called reconstruction laws, which the President so emphatically condemned as being unconstitutional, were carried out without further objection from him; the Presidential election in the Southern States was conducted with perfect good order; a free ballot and a full count were secured under the supervision and protection of the army—a thing supposed to be so dangerous to the liberties of a free people. This and many other examples in the history of this country, from the time when Washington surrendered his commission to the Continental Congress down to the present time, show that a free people have nothing to fear from their army, whether regular, volunteer, or militia; the soldiers are, in fact, among the most devoted and loyal citizens of the republic, and thoroughly imbued with the fundamental principle of subordination of the military to the civil power. With General Grant my relations while in the War Department were of the most satisfactory character. As a candidate
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter XXIII (search)
artment to force the Modocs to go back to the Klamaths; but this was firmly opposed by General Canby, commanding the department; by me, who then commanded the Division of the Pacific; and by General Sherman, commanding the army. No such order could be obtained in the regular way. Resort was had to an innocent old army regulation which directed department commanders to render such military assistance as might be necessary to enable the Indian superintendents to carry out their orders from Washington. Without the knowledge of the President, or the Secretary of War, or the general of the army, an order was sent from the Indian Bureau in Washington to send the Modocs back to the Klamath reservation, and to call on the department commander for troops to enforce the order. General Canby, honorable and simple-hearted man that he was, never imagined that such an order could come from Washington, after all that had been said about it, unless with the sanction of the highest authority and th
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter XXVI (search)
very promptly made known to him. But now there is very good reason for the belief that the honorable and very worthy Secretary knew nothing at all of the whole transaction! It was my good fortune to have had, by close personal association, exact knowledge of the difficulties which my predecessors had encountered, as well as, perhaps, a more modest ambition, and hence to avoid some of those difficulties. Yet in view of the past experience of all commanders of the army, from that of George Washington with the Continental Congress down to the present time, I advise all my young brother soldiers to limit their ambition to the command of the Division of the Atlantic or Department of the East. But since some of them must in all probability be required to discharge the duties of the higher position, I trust the varied experiences of their predecessors may serve as some help to them in the discharge of those duties, which are vastly more difficult and far less agreeable than any other d
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter XXVIII (search)
ing the heart of the city. Then some of the troops on the outskirts of the city were withdrawn, and in the evening the battery and one troop of cavalry were moved to the Lake Front Park, for the purpose of attacking the mob should it reach the vicinity of the government building between Adams and Jackson sts. And during the afternoon and night of the 5th and morning of the 6th an effective force was concentrated on the Lake Front Park, forty-eight hours after the time when the orders from Washington indicated that the Fort Sheridan garrison should be at that place. On July 9, the day after the President had issued his proclamation, it appeared in Chicago that the duties of the military authorities are now clearly defined. The President's proclamation was understood by the military to be in the interests of humanity, and to concern, in some way, the State militia, as if they had been called into service of the United States. It was the duty of the military forces to aid the Unite
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Index (search)
ordered to Spring till from, 219 Dug Springs, Mo., skirmish at, 38 E Earthquake, a celebrated, 430, 431 East Point, Ga., proposed military movements at, 152 Eastport, Miss., Forrest at, 319 Education, universal, 519, 520; the true value of, 522, 523; the foundation of popular government, 533 Eighth Wisconsin Volunteers, action at Fredericktown, Mo., 51-53 Elkins, Stephen B., Secretary of War, 423 Elliot, Dr., president of Washington University, 31 Elliott, Maj.-Gen. Washington L., battle of Nashville, 263 Emancipation, the question in Missouri, 56-58, 71, 74, 90, 103; the doctrines of immediate, 56-58; the question of gradual, 71, 74, 95; ordinance for gradual in Missouri, 74; S.'s attitude on, 74-76, 90; Lincoln's proclamation of and views on, 75, 76, 367, 368; as a factor in the civil war, 235; status of the negroes after, 367-376 Endicott, William C., Secretary of War, plan of sea-coast defense, 487. See also Secretary of War; War Department. E