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John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 20: Confederate operations in Northern Virginia (search)
n this despatch he reported the burning of the Gunpowder Bridge, beyond Baltimore, the capture of General Franklin, the defeat of Wallace at Monocacy, heavy skirmishing by Lowell's cavalry in front of Washington, and great activity on the part of Augur, Gillmore, McCook, and Ord in preparing for the defence of the capital. He reported also a great destruction of mills, workshops, and factories, and the breaking of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad for many miles. This despatch ends as follows: July 12th-11.30 A. M., and after reciting the fact that no attack had been made on either Washington or Baltimore, it reiterated the statement that nothing can possibly be done towards cutting off the enemy for want of a commander, and added that Augur commands the defences of Washington, Wright the Sixth corps, Gillmore a part of the Nineteenth corps, and Ord the Eighteenth corps, but there is no head to the whole, and it seems indispensable that you should appoint one. It then called attenti
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 21: administration of War Department (search)
Smith's shortcomings, he had not lost interest in his employment, but remained his friend to the end. On October 19th Dana wrote me from the War Department as follows: For four days I have been pretty busy, owing to the absence of Mr. Stanton, gone to confer with General Grant at City Point. Sheridan was here to see General Halleck day before yesterday, and reached his army on Cedar Creek yesterday. This morning he has been fighting a battle, with what result we don't know yet. Augur, at Rectortown, reports that at noon the cannonade had ceased, and that the sounds had not indicated any falling back of Sheridan's forces. You will hear the result by telegraph before this reaches you. Sheridan's sleeve-buttons reached me in time to send them to him just as he was getting into the cars to leave. They were very rich. I got them through George H. Boker, of Philadelphia, who has just written a splendid poem on Sheridan's glorification. It rather looks here as if Sherm
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Index (search)
of Dana for libel, 427, 428. Arthur, President, 446-447. Asboth, General, 204. Assembly, French, 66-70, 72, 76, 78, 92, 136; German, 84. Assistant Secretary of War, preface, 185, 194, 248, 296, 301, 304, 305, 338, 341, 357, 358. Assistant Treasurer of United States removed, 418. Associated Press, 485, 486. Association of Evangelical Works of Mercy, 45. Athens, Georgia, 295. Atlanta, 234, 257, 258, 294, 300, 343, 350. Atlantic blockade, 195. Auburn, 221, 222. Augur, General, 336, 337, 346. Austria, 74, 79, 81, 83, 84, 85, 89, 96. Authors, 47. B. Babcock-Baez Treaty, 422. Babcock, General, 325. Bache, Professor, Superintendent of the Coast Survey, 377. Badeau, General, 365, 375. Baker's Creek or Champion's Hill, 221, 223, 225. Baltimore, 336, 337. Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, 337, 347. Bancroft, George, 453. Banks, General, 209, 212, 233, 301, 302, 349. Banks, N. P., Speaker, 142, 144, 147. Baraguay d'hilliers, 67. Barker, Fordyc