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John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 16: Dana returns to Washington (search)
Chapter 16: Dana returns to Washington Duty in War Department letters to Colonel Wilson Joins Rosecrans campaign and battle of Chickamauga despatches and letters from Chattanooga Grant ordered to Chattanooga Meets Stanton at Louisville Dana was the first man from Vicksburg to reach Washington, and although he was anxious to rejoin his family for a few days' rest, and was besought by his friends, George Opdyke, the merchant, and Mr. Ketchum, the banker, to go into business, at the earnest solicitation of Stanton he concluded to remain in the service of the War Department. He had been appointed assistant secretary during the Vicksburg campaign, but probably for the reason that Congress had not yet authorized a second assistant his name was not sent to the Senate for confirmation to that office till January 20, 1864. It should, however, be noted that it was acted on almost immediately. It will be remembered that the double victory of Vicksburg and Gettysburg mark
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 17: campaign of Chattanooga (search)
and 30th. at the cost of several hundred men killed, wounded, and prisoners. The next morning Dana and I rode with Grant and Thomas into Lookout Valley, where we met Hooker, Howard, and Geary. The meeting, as may well be imagined, deepened Grant's mistrust of Hooker, and resulted, as soon as he got back to headquarters, in a despatch from Dana to Stanton, dated that day, October 29, 1863-1 P. M., which runs as follows: General Grant desires me to request for him that Lieutenant-Colonel J. H. Wilson, of his staff, Captain of Engineers, be appointed Brigadier-General of Volunteers. Grant wants him to command cavalry, for which he possesses uncommon qualifications. Knowing Wilson thoroughly, I heartily indorse the application. Grant also wishes to have both Hooker and Slocum removed from his command, and the Eleventh and Twelfth Corps consolidated under Howard. He would himself order Hooker and Slocum away, but hesitates because they have just been sent here by the Pres
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 18: Dana in the War Department (search)
Chapter 18: Dana in the War Department Conferences with Lincoln and Stanton plan of campaign in Alabama letters to Wilson extraordinary capacity for work supervision of army contractors Grant Lieutenant-General Rawlins chief of staff estimate of Lincoln Dana arrived at Washington about the middle of December. On the 19th he informed me that as yet he had seen no one in authority, and I reported the fact to General Grant, who had gone to Nashville on the 18th for the purpose of completing arrangements for pushing the campaign in east Tennessee. Rawlins had gone North to be married. On December 21, 1863, at 6 P. M., Dana telegraphed General Grant in substance that after a detailed explanation the President, the Secretary of War, and General Halleck had fully approved his project of a winter campaign in Alabama, not only because it would keep the army active during the rainy season, but because it appears to have been well conceived and certain of producing the d
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 19: Grant's overland campaign against Richmond (search)
on the morning of the 2d had not been carried into effect, and that Grant, at 2 P. M., had postponed it on account of heat and dust and the fatigue of Hancock's men till 4 A. M. the next day. Dana gives a full account of the fighting on the 3d, but it was all costly and abortive. The order of battle from left to right was Hancock, Wright, Smith, Warren (in single line), with Burnside massed in rear of his right wing. Sheridan with two divisions of cavalry was on the extreme left, while Wilson with one division was well beyond and behind the enemy on the extreme right; but there was no coherence or co-operation between the various parts of the extended line. Indeed, singular as it may seem, none was provided for in the order of battle, and but little was possible. The fighting was desultory and hopeless from the first. According to Dana: At noon we had fully developed the rebel lines, and could see what was necessary to get through them. Hancock reported that in his fron
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 21: administration of War Department (search)
of War Department Services in Washington Spencer carbines Sheridan's Valley campaign Dana visits Sheridan defensive attitude of army in Virginia Sherman's march to the sea Nashville campaign dispersion of Hood's army letters to Wilson cavalry campaign in Alabama and Georgia Grant's final campaign collapse of Confederacy Dana goes to the front assassination of Lincoln arrest and trial of conspirators capture and confinement of Jefferson Davis visits Fort Monroe events rom the West had been directed towards the heart of North Carolina. Fort Fisher had fallen. Thomas had annihilated Hood. Sherman was marching northward, leaving a wide swath of ruin and desolation behind him. Canby was now sure of Mobile, while Wilson with his cavalrymen was marching through the heart of the Confederacy, destroying its last arsenals, armories, factories, and depots, and breaking up its last line of transportation. The end was at hand! The final and greatest of all Grant's tu
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 23: period of reconstruction (search)
certainly have made the party national instead of sectional, and might have materially changed the history of the country. It was in March of this year, 1868, that Dana entered into a contract with Gurdon Bill & Co., of Springfield, Massachusetts, for a Life of General Grant, to be prepared mainly by me, edited by Dana, and published over our joint names. The Life of Ulysses S. Grant, General of the Armies of the United States. By Charles A. Dana, late Assistant Secretary of War, and James H. Wilson, Brevet Major-General, U. S. A. Gurdon Bill & Co., Springfield, Massachusetts; H. C. Johnson & Co., Cincinnati, Ohio; Charles Bill, Chicago, Illinois. Pp. 431. 1868. The work was limited to one volume, octavo, and was written and printed within three months. It was issued in ample time to assist in the election of General Grant to his first term as president. Indeed, that was its principal purpose, and while Dana wrote only three chapters — the thirty-sixth, thirty-eighth, and thirty-n
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Index (search)
, 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, 442, 493. Whitney, Asa, 104. Whitney, William C., 475. Wilderness, 317, 328. Widow Glen's house, 260. Williams, General, Seth, 253. Wilmot Proviso, 98. Wilson, Bluford, 223, 435, 436. Wilson, Henry, 153. Wilson, J. H., 201, 207, 211, 220, 222, 224, 225, 229, 278, 279, 281, 283, 285-287, 294, 304-307, 342, 344, 345, 349, 355, 356, 361, 375, 377, 385, 405. Winchester, battle of, 344. Wood, General, 262, 264, 294. Woods, General, 246. Woodstock, 21, 22. Wordsworth, 56. Wright, Elizur, 59. Wright, General H. G., 319, 320. 322-324, 334. Wright & Company, George, 9. Y. Yates, Governor, 211. Yazoo Pass, 205, 207, 209, 215, 225, 230, 231.
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