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John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter III (search)
battle, compelled to retreat. I was led at once to a large table on which maps were spread out, from which the general proceeded to explain at length the plans of the great campaign for which he was then preparing. Colonel Blair had, I believe, already been initiated, but I listened attentively for a long time, certainly more than an hour, to the elucidation of the project. In general outline the plan proposed a march of the main Army of the West through southwestern Missouri and northwestern Arkansas to the valley of the Arkansas River, and thence down that river to the Mississippi, thus turning all the Confederate defenses of the Mississippi River down to and below Memphis. As soon as the explanation was ended Colonel Blair and I took our leave, making our exit through the same basement door by which we had entered. We walked down the street for some time in silence. Then Blair turned to me and said: Well, what do you think of him? I replied, in words rather too strong to re
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter IV (search)
ern Gen'ls would do something creditable and brilliant in the present crisis, it would open the way to a new organization such as it should be. From the position of St. Louis as the source of supplies, Missouri ought not to be separated from Arkansas and western Tennessee. What will be done in the matter I do not know. Yours truly, H. W. Halleck. None of our Western generals had then done anything very creditable and brilliant. Even Grant was the object of grave charges and bitt General Curtis at the time, it was then well known that the enemy was concentrating in the Arkansas valley all the troops he could raise, and making preparations to return across the Boston Mountains and dispute with us the possession of northwestern Arkansas and southwestern Missouri; and I had placed my troops where they could live to a great extent on the country, and quickly concentrate to meet the enemy when he should advance. But General Curtis ordered me to move north and east with tw
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter V (search)
terest I look forward to the legal settlement of this question, so deeply involving the success of the great cause for the time being intrusted to my care. In Arkansas and other States to which the President's proclamation applies, so far as I have observed, no such difficulty exists. The loyal people accept the decree without to prevent such acts in the future. The force there has been all the time far larger than in any other portion of my department, except on the advanced line in Arkansas and the Indian Territory. . . . P. S. Since writing the above I have received the Daily Times newspaper, published at Leavenworth, containing an account of thmorning. A regiment of enrolled militia ordered to New Madrid to relieve the 25th Missouri, in order that the latter might go to reinforce General Steele in Arkansas, mutinied after they had gone on board the steamer, brought the boat ashore, and went to their homes. The provost guard of St. Louis was sent to arrest them. N
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter VI (search)
ure of Vicksburg; and with the remainder and a force equivalent to the one sent to Genl. Grant, returned by him after the fall of Vicksburg, he has reclaimed all Arkansas and the Indian Territory. The radicals denounce Genl. Schofield because of his relations to the State government. It is true that those relations have been m for peace and submission to the national authority. All that is now necessary to secure peace to Missouri, with the possible exception of occasional raids from Arkansas, is union among the loyal people. I shall spare no effort to reconcile their differences as far as possible, or at least to restrain their quarrel within peaceae Lane faction in Kansas was given the man of its choice—General Curtis; Missouri was placed alone under General Rosecrans—not Butler, as the radicals had asked; Arkansas, having no voice in the matter, was left under the soldier, General Steele, then in command there; and I left them all without regret and with buoyant hopes of m
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter VII (search)
addition to, or in opposition to, theirs. If the Senate is not satisfied with such testimony, I can't help it. I never have and never will resort to buncombe for the purpose of securing my own advancement. If I cannot gain promotion by legitimate means, I do not want it at all. . . . In all this time I have yet to hear the first word of disapproval, from my superior officer, of any one of my military operations (unless I except Curtis, who disapproved of my pursuing Hindman so far into Arkansas), and in general have received high commendation from my superiors, both for my military operations and administration. I would rather have this record without a major-general's commission, than to gain the commission by adding to my reputation one grain of falsehood. . . . Grant was here in the winter, and Sherman only a few days ago. They are fully acquainted with the condition of affairs. I have been acting all the time under their instructions, and I believe with their entire appro
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter XXII (search)
tary training, and his war minister the same, that a chief of staff of the army is supposed to be unnecessary. While it is easy to understand the reasons which led to the action of the government in the spring of 1864, it is much less easy to understand why some reasonable approximation to that course, as above suggested, and in accord with the practice of all military nations, has never been adopted as a permanent system in this country. Perhaps it may be like the case of that citizen of Arkansas who did not mend the roof of his house when it was not raining because it did not then need mending. But it would seem the part of wisdom to perfect the military system so far as practicable in time of peace rather than continue a fruitless controversy over the exact location of an undefined and undefinable line supposed to separate the military administration from the command in the army, or the functions of the Secretary of War from those of the commanding general. The experience of man
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter XXIV (search)
orrespondence passed between me and the general of the army: (Confidential.) headquarters, army of the United States, Washington, D. C., December 13, 1880. General J. M. Schofield, West Point, New York. dear General: General Drum has just shown me the memorandum for orders. The President has worked out this scheme himself, without asking my help, and I am glad of it, for I would not like to burden my conscience with such a bungle. He creates a new department out of Louisiana, Arkansas, and the Indian Territory, to be commanded by the senior officer present. . . . You are to command the Department of Texas and this new department, called a division, of what name I don't know. Howard is to replace you at West Point. I suppose the order will issue at once. Yours truly, W. T. Sherman. West Point, N. Y., December 14, 1880. General Sherman, Washington, D. C. my dear General: I have received your confidential letter of yesterday, informing me of the bungling sc
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Index (search)
ionist, 74 Appalachicola River, the, Sherman's proposed movement on, 317 Arkansas, Fremont's plan of campaign in, 49; importance of combining with Missouri and , 71 et seq., 77, 85-109, 543; disloyalty in, 57; importance of combining with Arkansas and Tennessee in a department, 60, 61; Confederate movements, 61; political in, 95; features of Federal administration in, 96; corruption in, 96; raids from Arkansas into, 101; misnamed loyalty in, 101; revulsion of feeling in favor of S., 101,rick, captures Little Rock, 70; troops ordered to reinforce, 85; commanding in Arkansas, 112 Sternberg, Surg.-Gen. George M., praise for his services, 183 Steve military telegrams, etc. Tennessee, importance of combining with Missouri and Arkansas in a department, 60, 61; S.'s service in, 66,166, 238, 252 (see also Schofieldures and holds Atlanta, 316, 341 Twenty-fifth Missouri Regiment, ordered to Arkansas, 84, 85 Twenty-first Illinois Volunteers, action at Fredericktown, Mo., Oct