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John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 17: campaign of Chattanooga (search)
and the next day received a gratifying reply in which Stanton rejoiced at his safety, assured him of the great anxiety he had felt about him for several days, directed him not only to make his arrangements to remain in the field during the winter, but to continue his reports as frequently as possible, always noting the hour. Nothing could show better than these words the value attached by the President and the Secretary of War to Dana's despatches, unless it be one a few days later from Watson, who in the absence of Stanton was acting Secretary of War. After notifying him that the President was sick and the secretary absent, he added: But both receive your despatches regularly, and esteem them highly, not merely because they are reliable, but for their clearness of narrative and their graphic pictures of the stirring events they describe. The patient endurance and spirited valor exhibited by commanders and men in the last great feat of arms, which has crowned our cause with such
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 18: Dana in the War Department (search)
d have been most useful in the higher position. Stanton was undoubtedly a true patriot and a great worker as well as a man of imperious will. The burden of administering the affairs of the army fell mainly upon his shoulders, and necessarily tried his temper as well as his strength. At times he was on the verge of collapse, and when it is considered that he had only two civil assistants, it can be well understood that he must have been frequently almost distracted. It was the duty of Watson and Dana to supervise the contracts for horses, mules, wagons, harness, tents, clothing, camp equipage, arms, ammunition, drums, fifes, flags, and every other article used by the army. Fraud was everywhere rampant, and everywhere those engaged in it had their friends among the governors of the States, the members of the Senate and of the House of Representatives. Many of these gentlemen were almost as impatient and overbearing as the secretary himself, but fortunately most of them stood in
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 21: administration of War Department (search)
he front assassination of Lincoln arrest and trial of conspirators capture and confinement of Jefferson Davis visits Fort Monroe events and great review at Washington returns to civil life Immediately after Early had withdrawn to the south side of the Potomac, and left Washington to comparative quiet and safety, Dana resumed his routine duties as Assistant Secretary of War, and soon became as completely absorbed in them as he had been in those of the army in the field. While he and Watson divided the work between them according to their own convenience, Dana gave special attention and much of his time to the investigation of frauds against the government on the part of contractors, and in the supervision of the operations of the Secret Service agents, who were employed in learning what was going on within the enemy's lines. But with all his cares he still found time for correspondence with his friends. On August 4, 1864, he wrote me from the War Department as follows:
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Index (search)
9. Warren, Fitz-Henry, Forward to Richmond, 166, 189. Warren, General, 319, 320, 323, 324, 328, 332, 337. Washburne, E. B., 311-313, 399, 407-411. Washburne's bill to make Grant general, 373, 409. Washington, Dana in, 126,131,138 141, 143, 145, 172, 177, 185, 194, 197; recalled to, 200, 225; returns to. 248, 250, 256, 262, 296, 298, 299, 304, 309, 313, 315, 331, 333, 336-339, 341, 342, 345, 347, 358, 361, 366, 367, 373, 493. Washington, George, 129, 349. Washington Ring, 449. Watson, Assistant Secretary of War, 290, 306, 341. Wauhatchie, 254, 283, 284. Wayne, Justice, 419. Webb, Captain, Seth, 13. Webb, General, Watson, 487. Webster, Daniel, 98, 113, 152. Weed, Thurlow, 161. Weitzel. General, 357. Weldon and Lynchburg railroads, 330, 343. Welles, Secretary, 354. West Point and Macon railroads. 343. Westport, 132, 252, 343. West Roxbury, 31. Wheeler, Vice-President, 442. Whig party, division of, 127. Whiskey Ring, 425, 426, 435-437, 441, 4