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[568] to postpone action, 238; praised by Grant for Hood's defeat at Franklin, 240; question as to seniority, 240; legitimate revenge on Thomas and Fitz-John Porter, 241, 242; cooperation with Wood, 244; orders to pursue at Nashville, 244, 245; congratulates Thomas, 247; reasons for his campaign in Tennessee, 252; junction with Stanley, 252; consulted by Thomas as to spring campaign of 1865, 252; asks to be assigned to the eastern field, 252-255; ordered to North Carolina, 252, 345, 543; unsatisfactory status as to command, 253, 254; criticizes Thomas's plans of spring campaigns, 253, 255-257; new regiments assigned to, 253, 254; seeks service in Virginia, 253, 255; conversation with Stanton, 255; Thomas sends cavalry to, 258; order from Thomas, Dec. 15, 1864, 269; claim of credit for special services, 273; credited by Thomas for part in battle of Nashville, 273; command in Virginia during reconstruction, 276, 397-404, 418, 543; mission to France, 276, 382-393; appointed brigadier-general, U. S. A., 277, 543; recommended for brevet grade, 277, 279; brevetted major-general, U. S. A., 277, 543; dinner to the President and Diplomatic Corps, 277, 278; cessation of personal relations with Thomas, 278; commanding at Fort Leaven worth, 278; proposed as commander of Division of the Pacific, 278; asks that command of Division of the Pacific be given to Thomas, 278; Thomas's omission to give proper credit to, for Spring Hill and Franklin, 279 et seq.; disappearance of papers belonging to, 280; order from Thomas, Dec. 15, 1864, 281; report of battle of Franklin, 282, 283; report of the Tennessee campaign, 283 et seq.; watching Hood, 285; equality of command with Thomas, 286; responsibility for operations from Pulaski to Nashville, 286; interview with Thomas at Nashville, 288-290; conspiracy against, 293; Grant refutes the slander against, 293-297; alleged attempt to undermine and supplant Thomas, 293-297; tries to justify Thomas's delays, 294, 295; at dedication of the fields of Chickamauga and Chattanooga, 297 ; retirement of, 297, 405, 547; created lieutenant-general, 297, 547; ground of his objections to Sherman's plans, 313, 314, 323 et seq.; proposal that he march to the sea, 317; views on the march to the sea, 323 et seq. (see also Georgia; Sherman); absence from the field during Hood's raid in Sherman's rear, 325; interview with Sherman at Gaylesburg, 326; seeks permission to join Stanley, 326; as a ‘decoy’ at Franklin, 343, 344; captures Kinston, 346; occupies Wilmington, 346; commands the center of Sherman's army, 346; occupies Goldsboroa, 346; commanding Department of North Carolina, 346, 351, 360, 367-377; apprehends guerrilla warfare, 350, 351; share in the Sherman-Johnston negotiations, 351-353, 360; provisions Johnston's army, 352, 353; on reconstruction, 353-356; informed by Halleck of his successful campaign in Missouri, 358; peaceable disposition, 362, 366, 383, 388, 393; ‘docility,’ 359; share in active fighting, 362, 363; personal feeling in battle, 362-364; issues orders concerning emancipation, 367-369, 371, 372; at Raleigh, 368, 371, 379; encourages the marketing of Southern produce, 372, 373; given charge of movements and negotiations concerning French intervention in Mexico, 377 et seq., 543; obtains leave of absence, 380; proposed inspection tour to the Rio Grande, 380-383; delicate position in the Mexican affair, 383; ordered to report at State department, 383 ; final instructions from Seward, 384, 385; sails for Paris, 385; at Liverpool, 385; in London, 385, 392; arrives in Paris, 385; relations with Minister Adams, 385, 392, 33 ; visits Italy, 385, 393; speech at the Grand Hotel, Paris, 386, 387; interviews with Adm. Graviere, 388, 389; interviews with Prince Napoleon, 388-391; at Prince Napoleon's banquet, 389; interviews with Adm. Reno, 389; reports progress to the government, 389-393; end of his mission to France, 391-393; presented to the French Emperor, 392; journeys through France, 392; hospitalities to, in Paris and London, 392, 393; visits Switzerland, 392; visits Rome and Florence, 393; presented to the Prince of Wales, 393; returns to the United States, 393; on the Fourteenth Amendment, 394; assigned to command the Department of the Potomac, 394; at Richmond, 395, 397, 400; appointed to command First Military District, 395, 397, 418; administration of Virginia during reconstruction, 397-404, 418, 543; addresses the Virginia Constitutional Convention, 400, 402; nullifies the worst features of the Virginia Constitution, 402-404; resigns the War portfolio, 405; interviews and relations with Evarts concerning the War Department, 413 et seq., 478; interviews and relations with Grant concerning the War Department, 414 et seq.; views on the removal of Stanton, 417; reconstruction measures, 419; relations with Pres. Johnson, 419, 420; succeeds Sheridan as general-in-chief, 421-423, 427, 459, 467, 478, 480, 481, 485, 539; institutes reforms in the War Department, 421-423, 478-483; reappointed to command the Department of the Missouri, 425-430; agricultural ambitions and experiments, 426; fondness for sports and outdoor life, 426, 428; interest in the artillery service, 426, 427; establishes light-artillery school, 426, 427; goes to California, 426, 430, 431; assumes command of the Military Division of the Missouri, 427; attack of pneumonia, 429-431; president of board on tactics and small arms, 430; assigned to command the Division of the Pacific, 430; relinquishes command in favor of Thomas, 430; makes tour of the West with Sherman, 430; trip to the Hawaiian Islands, 431-433; proposal that he represent Virginia in the U. S. Senate, 434; action in and comments on the Modoc outbreak, 435-438; appointed superintendent of West Point, 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,

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