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John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 16: Dana returns to Washington (search)
isits your command for the purpose of conferring with you upon any subject which you may desire to have brought to the notice of the department. He commended Dana as a gentleman of distinguished character, patriotism, and ability, possessing the entire confidence of the government and worthy of every courtesy and consideration. Dana, Recollections of the Civil War, p. 104. Although much delayed, he reached Louisville on September 5th, and Nashville a day or two later. Here he joined Andrew Johnson and General Gordon Granger, whom he met for the first time, and arranged to go to the front with them, which he did a few days later. As Bridgeport on the Tennessee was at that time the end of that section of the railroad by which the army south of the Tennessee was supplied, Dana was compelled to continue his journey on horseback. His route lay through Shellmound, Wauhatchie, and the Lookout Valley, with mountains and magnificent scenery on either hand. Chattanooga had been occupied
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 18: Dana in the War Department (search)
ortunity to study the character and idiosyncrasies of his chief under conditions which were open to but few others. Judged by his work, and the success which crowned it, it must be admitted that Stanton was one of the strongest and greatest men of his time, but Dana, not only that winter but afterwards, admitted that had the secretary known how to control his temper, and to act with common courtesy, he would have been a still greater man, and might well have been called upon to succeed Andrew Johnson as president. In this respect Dana was vastly his superior, and there can be but little doubt, had occasion required it, that he could have filled the office of secretary with great advantage to the army as well as to the country at large. No civilian till the end of the war had been so constantly with the army, or had become so intimately acquainted with the active generals in the field as Dana had, and no one can read his despatches without perceiving that he had many qualities and m
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 21: administration of War Department (search)
scattered. Dana gathered up such as could be found, and sent them to Washington, where they became the nucleus of the great collection now in the possession of the government. During his stay at Richmond Dana saw much of the President, and was in constant conference with him in reference to the conditions which they found prevailing about them, the questions which were coming up for solution, and the measures of government which it might be advisable to adopt. With both Lincoln and Andrew Johnson the Vice-President, on the ground to see for themselves, and with Grant in hot pursuit of Lee some sixty or seventy miles to the southwest, there was but little of importance that the Assistant Secretary could send to the Secretary of War at Washington; but he was, as usual, alert and industrious. He sent a number of despatches which will be found in the Official Records. It was always a source of regret to him, however, that his attendance on the President had made it impracticable for
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 22: beginning of a New era (search)
Chapter 22: beginning of a New era Editor of Chicago Republican Opposes policy of Andrew Johnson Supports Grant for presidency life of Grant failure of Chicago newspaper returns to New show themselves in the character of his newspaper. He had personally but a poor opinion of Andrew Johnson, who as president at least was a creature of accident. In common with the more conservatihe plan of rushing the South back into the Union, so that she may vote for a friend of ours [Andrew Johnson] in 186S won't work. The rebels are rampant, and will have to come down. This passing rey, and by women. He means one thing to-day and another to-morrow, but the glorification of Andrew Johnson all the time. He is capable of almost any enormity, but he will be foiled and covered with n be said is that they were independent and vigorous, but not at first specially hostile to Andrew Johnson or his policies. They were doubtless followed logically by the editorials of the New York S
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 23: period of reconstruction (search)
he took ground against the impeachment of Andrew Johnson as far too serious an undertaking for the se. On the other hand, he severely condemned Johnson's arbitrary methods as sure to lead to troublerminating again for a century to come. Andrew Johnson may be deposed and disfranchised, and Benj electors should regard the condemnation of Mr. Johnson as not justified by the law and the facts o The judgment of the Senate in the case of Andrew Johnson, who had been impeached by the House of Rell this, the trial has ended in acquittal. Mr. Johnson still exercises all the powers of his great the firmness thus to decide. They dislike Mr. Johnson. They detest his character and his policy.that it is a fortunate circumstance that President Johnson was not removed from office, not only beate, then Mr. Wade, of Ohio, might succeed Andrew Johnson, and in this event that the cabinet would senator should be called upon to succeed President Johnson. But this is not all. When the public b[4 more...]
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 24: Grant's first administration (search)
nt in the editorial page of the Sun, March 26th, Dana certainly showed no feeling of resentment. He stated truly that it was regarded as a victory of the Seward faction over the Greeley faction of the Republican party in New York, and that it was all the more interesting from the fact that General Grant was supposed to have cherished anything but a feeling of love for the late Secretary of State, ever since the celebrated question of veracity in which Mr. Seward took the side of President Johnson. It is to be noted that Dana went out of his way to add: For our own part, notwithstanding our sympathies are with the Greeley wing, we are not going to complain because such a jolly veteran as Moses H. Grinnell has got a good thing. He is a splendid specimen of a New York merchant prince, and we do not question that he will leave the collectorship, four or eight years hence, with his popularity undiminished. There can be no doubt that this article expressed the real se
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Index (search)
lliam Henry, 173, 175, 212, 243, 394. Hurlbut, General, 205, 225, 302. I. Icaria, 94. Indianapolis, Indiana, 276, 347. Internal revenue, 466, 467. Irish cause, 475. Irish repeal. 53. Island No.10, 191. Italy, 79-81, 88, 89. J. Jackson, city of, 209, 212, 220-223. James, A. B., 147. James, J. Russell, 311, 312, 405. James River, 327, 329, 333, 342. Japan, 132. Jasper, town of, 277-279. Jefferson, Thomas, 129, 453. Jewell, Postmaster-General, 418. Johnson, Andrew, 254, 306, 357, 371, 372, 377, 379, 383, 389, 390, 392, 393, 397, 401, 402, 408. Johnson, James, provisional governor of Georgia, 368. Johnson, Oliver, 171. Johnston, General Joseph E., 223, 228, 233, 236, 250, 269, 343, 355, 356, 363, 367. Journalism, genius for, 63; lectures on, 512. Journal of Commerce, 105, 106. K. Kansas, 100, 127, 133, 136, 137, 147, 148, 152. Kant, 36. Kautz, General, 334. Kellogg, Captain, 352. Kemblle, W. H., letter to Coffey, t427. Ke