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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 189 189 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 38 38 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 23 23 Browse Search
The Cambridge of eighteen hundred and ninety-six: a picture of the city and its industries fifty years after its incorporation (ed. Arthur Gilman) 16 16 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 11 11 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature 9 9 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 10: The Armies and the Leaders. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 8 8 Browse Search
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army 8 8 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 3 7 7 Browse Search
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John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter X (search)
r influence upon my actions, has been placed on file at the War Department. These copies of despatches, with annotations, are intended mainly for the military student who may care to make a close and critical study of such military operations. The original records of such correspondence are often worse than useless, for the reason that the exact time of sending and receipt of a despatch is so often omitted. All sent or received the same day are frequently printed in the records indiscriminately, so that the last is as likely to come first as otherwise; and, sometimes, historians have used despatches as if they had been received at the time they were sent, though in fact many hours or some days had elapsed. My annotations were made in 1882-3, at Black Point, San Francisco, California, with the assistance of my ever faithful and efficient aide, Colonel William M. Wherry, now lieutenant-colonel of the 2d United States Infantry, and were attached to the copies of the records in 1886.)
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter XXIV (search)
than that of total retirement, which deprives the President of any right to call upon them for any service whatever, even in an emergency. This was one of the subjects of correspondence between General Sherman and me while I was in Europe in 1881-2. But it was finally agreed by all concerned that it would be best to favor the uniform application of the rule of retirement for age, so that all might be assured, as far as possible, of a time, to which they might look forward with certainty, whe time, you can resume your present or some command due your rank. Although this long suspension from command was very annoying, I had the satisfaction of knowing that none of my brother officers had been disturbed on my account. In the fall of 1882, I was again assigned to the command of the Division of the Pacific, awaiting the time of General Sherman's retirement under the law and the succession of General Sheridan to the command of the army. Nothing of special interest occurred in that i
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter XXV (search)
report of the board could have been much colder, it might have been better at first for Porter, though less just. But I do not think he or any of his companions and friends will ever feel like finding fault because the board could not entirely suppress the feelings produced by their discovery of the magnitude of the wrong that had been done to a gallant fellow-soldier. The first time I met General Grant after the decision of the board was published was very soon after he had published in 1882 the result of his own investigation of the case. He at once introduced the subject, and talked about it for a long time in the most earnest manner that I ever heard him speak on any subject. He would not permit me to utter a single sentence until he had gone all over the case and showed me that he understood all its essential features as thoroughly as I did, and that his judgment was precisely the same as that which the board had reached. He intimated very decidedly that no impartial and
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter XXVI (search)
f patriotism ever shown in this country have been in the voluntary surrender of power into the hands of the people or of their chosen representatives, not in efforts to increase or prolong that power. Following those highest examples, in the year 1882 all the senior officers of the army, including Sherman, Sheridan, and Hancock, united in advocating the measure then pending in Congress, to fix a limit of age when every officer should relinquish command and return to the ranks of private citizen My case was not so strong as that of Hancock, because I was younger. But Sheridan was only six months older than I, and his expectation of life was far beyond the time when I should become sixty-four years old. Hence I cheerfully relinquished in 1882 any reasonable ambition I may ever have had to command the army. My ultimate succession to that command in 1888 was, like all other important events in my personal career, unsought and unexpected. Hence whatever I did from 1888 to 1895 was only
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter XXVII (search)
Chapter XXVII President of the New board of Ordnance and Fortification usefulness of the board troubles with the Sioux Indians in 1890-91 success of the plan to employ Indians as soldiers marriage to Miss Kilbourne the difficulty with Chile in 1892. even as late as the year 1882, very high military authority in this country advocated with great earnestness the proposition that our old brick and stone forts, with their smooth-bore guns, could make a successful defense against a modern iron-clad fleet! At the same time, and even much later, high naval authority maintained that the United States navy should be relied upon for the defense of our many thousands of miles of sea-coast! In view of such counsel, it does not seem strange that Congress, after the old ships had nearly all rotted away, began to give some attention to a new navy, but thought little or nothing of land defenses. The old brick and stone parapets and the cast-iron guns were still there; none of th
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Index (search)
, 439 et seq.; commanding Military Division of the Pacific, 439, 440; to revise the army regulations, 443; controversies with the War Department, 443, 444, 468 et seq.; the case of Cadet Whittaker, 445,446; relations with Terry, 446; proposal to make a scapegoat of, 446, 447; relieved from duty at West Point, 447, 451; commanding Department of Texas, 447; protests against creation of Division of the Gulf, 448; correspondence with Sherman as to the retirement bill, 449; sojourn in Europe (1881-82), 449-453; offered command of the Division of the Pacific, 450; promise to McDowell, 450; placed on waiting orders, 451; witnesses French autumn maneuvers, 451-453; speech at Limoges, 452, 453; returns from Europe, 453; reassigned to command of the Division of the Pacific, 453; headquarters at Chicago, 453-455; banquet at Chicago, 454; succeeds to command of the Division of the Missouri, 454-456; succeeds Hancock in the Division of the Atlantic, 456, 487; schemes of national defense, 456-460;