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Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2, Chapter 36: Battle of Ezra Church (search)
ll our supplies. It was necessary to bring forward what was needed of food and rations; to get the comforts for the use of the sick and wounded who remained in the field; to readjust lines and batteries and make all the trenches secure against Hood's known impulsiveness; to bring to the front absentees and recruits, and to rest and refresh our weary men. Sherman and Thomas consulted together as to the officer who should succeed McPherson and the choice fell upon me. The orders from President Lincoln appointing me to the command of the Army and the Department of the Tennessee reached me the evening of the 26th. General Logan and his friends desired that he should be assigned to this command and were, of course, disappointed, but he at once resumed the command of his Fifteenth Corps. Hooker ostensibly was offended that he, who was my senior in rank, had not received the appointment, and asked to be relieved. Slocum was brought from Vicksburg to replace him at the head of the Twent
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2, Chapter 37: Battle of Lovejoy's Station and capture of Atlanta (search)
near that point, in which General Sherman was successful. Particulars not known. This was followed by a dispatch the next day from Sherman to Halleck. Here is an extract: Hood, at Atlanta, finding me on his road, the only one that could supply him, and between him and a considerable part of his army, blew up his magazines in Atlanta and left in the nighttime, when the Twentieth Corps, General Slocum, took possession of the place. So Atlanta is ours and fairly won. To which President Lincoln replied: The National thanks are rendered by the President to Major General W. T. Sherman and the gallant officers and soldiers of his command before Atlanta, for the distinguished ability and perseverance displayed in the campaign in Georgia, which, under Divine power, has resulted in the capture of Atlanta. We came upon Hardee's skirmishers, where he was waiting for us, near Lovejoy's; the approaches to his position were exceedingly difficult; yet, as rapidly as possible, my co
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2, Chapter 41: the march to the sea; capture of Fort McAllister and Savannah (search)
General Sherman took up his headquarters with an English gentleman, Mr. Charles Green, who had very generously tendered his home for this purpose. Sherman had hardly reached the city and become settled in his temporary home before he sent to Mr. Lincoln the dispatch which was so widely published, viz.: Savannah, Ga., December 22, 1864. To His Excellency, President Lincoln, Washington, D. C. I beg to present to you as a Christmas gift the city of Savannah, with 150 guns and plenty of ammunPresident Lincoln, Washington, D. C. I beg to present to you as a Christmas gift the city of Savannah, with 150 guns and plenty of ammunition; also about 25,000 bales of cotton. W. T. Sherman, Major General. I took up my headquarters and then wrote home: I want to see the loving faces, yours and the children's, so much that I am really homesick. I went to General Sherman and told him: Now let me off. I don't ask but two days at home. He answered: General, I would give a million of dollars, if I had it, to be with my children. Would you do more than that? I told him I should say nothing more; and I have given up for th
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2, Chapter 45: March through the Carolinas; the Battle of Bentonville; Johnston's surrender (search)
the way of Morehead City. It was in cipher, and of course it took some little time to translate. This contained the fearful news of the assassination of President Lincoln and of the attempts, so nearly successful, to kill Mr. Seward and other members of the Cabinet. Sherman was greatly startled. Finding that no one but the oofficers much desired to enter into some more general arrangement than a simple capitulation. Sherman explained Grant's terms and what he believed to have been Mr. Lincoln's wishes, gathered from his late interview, with regard to a general settlement for a peace establishment. Johnston asked for time to communicate with those whyesterday he visited and rode among the camps of my Fifteenth Corps. The men received him with great enthusiasm. I cannot get over the effects of the death of Mr. Lincoln. Even the people here believe that they have passed into severer hands, and have a sort of appreciation of the fact that they have lost a friend and not an ene
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2, Chapter 46: negro conditions during the Civil War (search)
on both subjects, that of confiscation and emancipation, Mr. Lincoln was obliged to modify Fremont's premature proclamation. re altogether incompatible. After Hunter's action, President Lincoln again, with evident sorrow,interfered, declaring, in Some proslavery officers on various occasions denounced Mr. Lincoln, applying to him all sorts of epithets as, mountebank, ohe receipt of the remarkable preliminary proclamation of Mr. Lincoln, promulgated September 22, 1862. It was like Elisha's cher apprised at the same time of an additional step that Mr. Lincoln would soon take --a step which made all men who were hossettled thought: Slavery must go! On January 1, 1863, Mr. Lincoln's promised proclamation was issued. It exceeded the preincluding General Grant, and having also the approval of Mr. Lincoln, he issued from Milliken's Bend, La., April 15th, a lengn. The first question referred to the interpretation of Mr. Lincoln's proclamation. Frazier answered that it provided that
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2, Chapter 47: freedmen's aid societies and an act of congress creating a Bureau of refugees, freedmen and abandoned lands (search)
at ever presented themselves to Christian benevolence and activity; and so in their session of two days they formulated and forwarded a memorable petition to President Lincoln. In this instrument, after summing up the pressing wants of freedmen and refugees, and presenting in strong light their own various agitations and obstaclment passed the Senate; and being again carried to the House, after a short debate went through that body without a division. The same day, March 3, 1865, President Lincoln signed it; and having his approval, the Act establishing the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands became a law. Its provisions as far as they e eye of our most energetic and able Secretary of War would demonstrate the value of the Bureau sufficiently to warrant at least another year's trial. Though Mr. Lincoln promptly approved the Bureau Act, yet he delayed creating the organization authorized by it. Doubtless he had sympathetically followed the debate, and so, to av
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2, Chapter 48: organization of the freedmen's Bureau and my principles of action (search)
art I had borne in Sherman's operations. He now appeared hearty, in good humor, and glad to see me; but, after a few brief words of greeting, as was usual with him, went straight to the business in hand. We had hardly taken seats when he took from his desk and handed me a copy of the Freedmen's Bureau Act, and said substantially: We have been delaying the execution of this law because it has been difficult to fix upon the commissioner. You notice that he can be detailed from the army. Mr. Lincoln before his death expressed a decided wish that you should have the office; but he was not willing to detail you till you could be spared from the army in the field. Now, as the war is ended, the way is clear. The place will be given you if you are willing to accept it. After a few more words of conversation, and understanding that I wished time for reflection and consultation with my friends, he said: Take the document and look it over and let me know as soon as you can whether or n
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2, Chapter 54: public addresses concerning the freedmen in 1866, advocating education (search)
unity to say what you think, say it I Stand firm for your own convictions of truth and duty. Mr. Lincoln gave us the principle-With malice toward none, with charity for all, but with firmness in ther beginning. We have been brought on substantially and securely by his glorious successor, Abraham Lincoln. As his countrymen let us not hide our light, but speak the truth, yet speak it kindly in er be forever enslaved or blotted out. God is with us and we must be free. One year ago Abraham Lincoln was lying in his coffin. You and I, fellow-citizens, were among the mourners. Although hire it inspires the head and front of our Republic. It was what there animated the bosom of Abraham Lincoln. It warmed the heart of the poor negress who knelt in one of our streets in Washington after his death and weeping said that in Abraham Lincoln she had lost more than her God, because God had made her a slave and he had made her a free woman. She, it is true, did not understand that God
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2, Chapter 63: in the Northwest, among the Indians; trip to Alaska; life in Portland, Ore.; 1874 to 1881 (search)
eal horses any more, and I have given back the horses to the Indian owner. We were in a large Indian house constructed without any windows and having but one room. It was the only room in the tribe. The women and children crowded in and sat on the ground. There were a few benches and a table on one side, where the ministers were. Several public confessions, one after another, had been made; one woman far back rose up and was talking in a querulous voice. Lott, who was as tall as Abraham Lincoln, rose slowly from his squatting position near the table. At his full height he stretched out his hand, palm down, and motioned it toward the woman and said something. The interpreter near me whispered: Lott says, Sister, sit down. You can confess your own sins, but you have no business to confess other folks' sins. I was in great distress a while before the President's visit, because I could not properly protect Lott and his lands against the encroachments of avaricious white sett
440, 445, 492, 498, 580; II, 124, 153, 154, 163, 309,582. Lee, Robert M., I, 245, 248. Lee, S. D., I, 85; II, 21, 22, 25, 36, 41, 57, 64, 120, 131, 141, 151, 152. Lee, S. P., I, 443. Lee, Wellesley, II, 387. Lee, W. H. F., I, 358. Leech, Susie, II, 530. Leech, William A., II, 527. Leech, William A., Mrs., II, 527. Leggett, M. D., I, 611,612; II, 5, 7, 8, 11, 101, 465, 466. Lemon, Mr., II, 494. Lewis, J. R., II, 290. Lightburn, Joseph A. J., II, 14. Lincoln, Abraham, I, 102, 104, 135, 137, 139, 176, 180, 182, 188, 193, 196, 200, 202, 209, 256, 271, 309, 310, 312, 349, 350, 379, 385, 452-454, 492; II, 42, 94, 155, 156, 159, 168, 169, 180, 183, 190, 197, 201, 205, 207, 319, 321, 325. Lincoln Memorial University, II, 68, 569, 588. Iindsley, Rev., II, 468, 471. Livermore, D. S., II, 187. Lloyd, Howard, II, 544. Lockwood, Henry H., I, 390. Lockwood, L. C., I, 128; II, 175. Logan, John A., I, 557-559, 592, 611; II, 4, 5, 8, 9, 13, 16