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John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 8: declaration of principles (search)
e two. It is a certain historical fact that the conservative men in the slave-holding States, the sort of men who composed the late Whig party in those States, with all their excellent and admirable qualities, never have been able to exercise any considerable influence even at home, and much less upon national politics, except as they were supported, maintained, and upheld by a powerful Northern party in which they never took the lead except to lead it to ruin. It was so in the days of Washington and John Adams. It has been so in our time. The whole course of our national history testifies in a voice not to be mistaken that the only way to enable the conservative men of the slave-holding States to make the slightest movement towards coming forward and aiding in undoing the wrong of which we complain, is to organize at the North a powerful party having that very object in view, and to which that aid can be afforded. Such declarations as these, and hundreds more which could be
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 9: Dana's influence in the tribune (search)
June, 1856. It commented freely upon men as well as measures, upon correspondents as well as upon reporters. It admonished, scolded, and appealed, sometimes successfully, but frequently without success. It was in Greeley's first letter from Washington that he said: It does me good to see how those who hate the Tribune much, fear it yet more. There are a dozen here who will do much better for my eye being on them. Referring to an old reporter, whom he couldn't use, but wanted carrnever Dana might think it best, then desiring to stay longer; now asking for Pike to relieve him, then declaring, I mean to be extra good this year, and rather doubtful as to the next. Finally, on April 11, 1856, in almost his last letter from Washington, he explains most of his troubles as follows: My heart does not break easily, but these mail features are hard to bear. On Tuesday, Henry Waldron, of Michigan, made a glorious speech. He is one of our best men; never spoke before, and p
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 13: Vicksburg campaign (search)
an. On April 12th Dana wrote to the Secretary of War that, under orders from General Halleck received two days before, the plans had been changed so as to require Grant with his main force, after the occupation of Grand Gulf, to form a junction with Banks, who was operating north from New Orleans, and move with him against Port Hudson, instead of operating up the Big Black towards Jackson and the bridge in the rear of Vicksburg. This was doubtless to give assurance that the orders from Washington, which must have been known to the secretary, would be carried out. The difficulty of using either the canals, bayous, or the roads, on account of rains and high water, and afterwards on account of low water, were fully described, but this was not all. Recognizing the importance of the personal factor in the success or failure of military operations, Dana, for the first time, commented upon the assignment of the leading generals to their respective parts in the movements now under way. He
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 14: siege and capture of Vicksburg (search)
with his victorious army, sat down before Vicksburg, between fifty and sixty thousand strong, on May 18, 1863. The next day they cut off all communication between the beaten and beleaguered garrison and the surrounding country, occupied all the roads, and re-established connection with the Yazoo and the Mississippi above the city. This restored direct communication between the army and the government by steamboat from the landing at Chickasaw Bayou to Memphis, and thence by telegraph to Washington. It had been broken just ten days, during which time the army was operating without any base whatever. Neither Dana nor any one else had sent despatches, for the double reason that all were too busy and that it was too dangerous for the couriers to traverse the country. But two days after the army had closed in upon Vicksburg, Dana sent his first despatch, through Hurlburt's headquarters at Memphis to the Secretary of War at Washington. It gave a comprehensive account of the battles at
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 16: Dana returns to Washington (search)
the tree-tops (for the battle was fought mainly in a forest), or a few canister-shots dropping on the dry leaves, would send the cowards packing again. I rode twelve miles to Chattanooga, galloping my horse all the way, to send despatches to Washington, and found the road filled all the distance with baggage-wagons, artillery, ambulances, negroes on horseback, field and company officers, wounded men limping along, Union refugees from the country around leading their wives and children, mules e Southwest. Dana's despatches to the secretary are conclusive on these points, but in addition they throw important light on the entire course of events both before and after the great battle. Not the least important report sent by him to Washington, September 21st, was the rumor that Ewell's corps from Virginia had also joined Bragg, too late to take part in the battle, that it was said to be now moving to the Tennessee River about Chattanooga. He evidently doubted this report, for in th
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 20: Confederate operations in Northern Virginia (search)
n some manner cowed his commanding officer, and this impression was never effaced. It was now becoming evident at Grant's headquarters that Ewell and Early, whose detachment from Lee's army had been reported by Meade, were moving down the Shenandoah Valley. Having disposed of Hunter and forced him to withdraw in the direction of the Ohio, they were quick to perceive that there was no force in the way to stay their march towards Washington. On July 6th Grant came to the conclusion that Washington was their objective, and as he was now charged with the management of all military operations, defensive as well as offensive, he became exceedingly anxious to know exactly what was taking place so far to the rear. To that end, several days later, he asked Dana to return to Washington, for which place he started at once, arriving there for duty on the 11th. He found both Washington and Baltimore in a state of great excitement. The air was filled with alarming rumors, the Confederate for
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 21: administration of War Department (search)
t interesting incident at this review was, perhaps, the meeting between General Sherman and Mr. Stanton. A good deal of excited feeling had been caused beforehand on account of the decided condemnation by the secretary of General Sherman's agreement with General Johnston, and by the publication by General Halleck of orders to General Wright and to General Stoneman to pay no regard to orders from Sherman, and not to stop hostilities until they had received instructions to that effect from Washington. Sherman was intensely grieved and disturbed by this publication, and is reported to have insulted Halleck while passing through Richmond. See Sherman, Memoirs. I imagine, however, that this insult was by no means so extreme as has been reported in the newspapers. General Halleck told me that the letter which Sherman wrote him on the occasion had never been seen by any one but himself, and I am sure that its substance has been exceedingly exaggerated by those who have attempted to rep
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 23: period of reconstruction (search)
not removed from office, not only because he was not guilty of the high crimes and misdemeanors with which he was charged, but because his removal for differing with his party on a novel question of constitutional procedure would have set a precedent by which the independence of the chief executive might have been destroyed, while the character of the government itself would have been so changed as to become more like the revolutionary governments of Latin America than that established by Washington, Hamilton, and Marshall. See, Dewitt, Impeachment and Trial of Andrew Johnson. From this time forth it may be truthfully said that Dana was the Sun, and the Sun Dana. He was the sole arbiter of its policy, and it was his constant practice to supervise every editorial contribution that came in while he was on duty. The editorial page was absolutely his, whether he wrote a line of it or not, and he gave it the characteristic compactness of form and directness of statement which were
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 26: Grant's second term (search)
highly praised for vetoing it. The suggestion of a third term of the presidency for General Grant was heard, for the first time, before his second term was fully under way. It came from officeholders and politicians, and was kept constantly before the country, not only to the end of the term, but till it was finally put to rest four years later at the Chicago convention by the nomination of General Garfield, of Ohio. As the suggestion was at variance with the considerate course of General Washington, when he was offered a third nomination, and with what has since then generally been regarded as the unwritten law of the land, the Sun made haste to oppose it, and in doing so brought every argument that it could frame to bear against it. It would be impossible to summarize the discussion, which extended over a period of seven or eight years, but in spite of this the third-term proposition received the support of a large number of the leading Republicans, many of whom Dana had formerl
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Index (search)
General, Lew, 336. Ward, General, Hobart, 319, 329. Warren, Fitz-Henry, Forward to Richmond, 166, 189. Warren, General, 319, 320, 323, 324, 328, 332, 337. Washburne, E. B., 311-313, 399, 407-411. Washburne's bill to make Grant general, 373, 409. Washington, Dana in, 126,131,138 141, 143, 145, 172, 177, 185, 194, 197; recalled to, 200, 225; returns to. 248, 250, 256, 262, 296, 298, 299, 304, 309, 313, 315, 331, 333, 336-339, 341, 342, 345, 347, 358, 361, 366, 367, 373, 493. Washington, George, 129, 349. Washington Ring, 449. Watson, Assistant Secretary of War, 290, 306, 341. Wauhatchie, 254, 283, 284. Wayne, Justice, 419. Webb, Captain, Seth, 13. Webb, General, Watson, 487. Webster, Daniel, 98, 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 o