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John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter III (search)
gel, was sent from St. Louis, via Rolla, to Springfield; while a force of regular troops under Majoneral Lyon's immediate command, en route to Springfield. General Lyon's march was begun on July 3,nton, Mo., on the 4th. The command reached Springfield on July 13, and there met Colonel Sigel's by at Carthage on July 5, had fallen back to Springfield. General Lyon's intention was, upon effect. It was therefore determined to return to Springfield. General Lyon was greatly depressed by t maintain his position as far in advance as Springfield, he should fall back toward Rolla until reied was then made, and he signed it. Springfield, Aug. 9, 1861. General: I have just receped on Wilson's Creek, about ten miles from Springfield. There had been some skirmishing between ore brought off, and the command returned to Springfield in the afternoon. This retreat was undoubtroop of regular cavalry. On our arrival in Springfield it was found that Colonel Sigel and Colonel
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter IV (search)
Curtis the respect or subordination which ought to characterize the relations of an officer toward his commander. This feeling was intensified by his conduct in the Herron affair, and by the determination gradually manifested not to permit me or my command to do anything. He for a long time kept up a pretense of wanting me to move east or west, or south, or somewhere, but negatived all my efforts actually to move. The situation seemed to me really unendurable: I was compelled to lie at Springfield all the latter part of winter, with a well-appointed army corps eager for active service, hundreds of miles from any hostile force, and where we were compelled to haul our own supplies, in wagons, over the worst of roads, 120 miles from the railroad terminus at Rolla. I could not get permission even to move nearer the railroad, much less toward the line on which the next advance must be made; and this while the whole country was looking with intense anxiety for the movement that was to o
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Index (search)
and Curran Post Office, 38; difficulties of his campaign, 38-43; returns to Springfield, 39; solicitude for the loyal people of Missouri, 39, 42; battle of Wilson'sto fall back toward Rolla, 40; letter to Fremont, Aug. 9, 40, 41; retires to Springfield, 41; consultation with and reliance on Sigel, 42, 43; desperation, 42-45; wont at Vicksburg with men and supplies, 64, 70, 71, 90, 98, 110, 232, 233; at Springfield, 65; hindered from active operations, 65, 66; attitude toward Curtis, 65, 66e, 430 Sigel, Col., Franz, commanding Missouri troops, 37, 38; ordered to Springfield, 37, 38; retreats from Newtonia to Springfield, 38; junction with Lyon and SSpringfield, 38; junction with Lyon and Sturgis, 38; battle of Wilson's Creek, 42, 43, 47; Lyon's confidence in, 43; takes over command from Sturgis, 47; protests against Sturgis's reassuming command, 47 of a destructive campaign in, 339 South Chicago, labor riots at, 498 Springfield, Mo., military movements at, 37-41, 43, 46, 47; S. at, 65 Spring Hill, Tenn.