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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 14 0 Browse Search
Adam Badeau, Grant in peace: from Appomattox to Mount McGregor, a personal memoir 6 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1: prelminary narrative 2 0 Browse Search
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bearing on the position of Massachusetts in the war. The senior officer of the three, Gen. John A. Dix, had in early life served for sixteen years in the regular army and had risen to the rank of captain, but General Banks and General Butler had had only the slight experience of the muster field, such as that then was, and had wholly missed the valuable discipline of the lower grades of command. The mistake—as was pointed out freely by such acute foreign observers as Count Gurowski and Comte de Paris The latter describes them as the improvised generals. (Civil War in America (translation), I, 165.)—was not in making them officers, but in putting them at once at the top of the ladder. Intended as a compliment, it was in reality a doubtful advantage. One must have been in military service, perhaps, to know how new a sphere of life it is for a civilian, even for a militia man, and how formidable is the difficulty of being placed at one stroke where one must give orders as a master
Y. Nation, vol. 21, p. 424. —From History of the civil war in America. Comte de Paris, rev. of, with criticism. John C. Ropes. Atlantic, vol. 58, p. 852. —From History of the civil war in America. Comte de Paris, rev. of, with added data. N. Y. Nation, vol. 43, p. 334. -Boy in gray. Allan C. Redwood. Century, vol. 2. Greene, F. W. Civil war in America; rev. of vols. 1, 2, French ed. Comte de Paris. N. Y. Nation, vol. 20, p. 63. Greene, F. V. Sherman's historical rail. 2, p. 501. —Service of Richard F. Tobin. Bivouac, vol. 2, p. 54. Paris, Comte de. Characterizes Gen. B. F. Butler in a letter dated Jan. 29, 1888. Army p. 200. Perry, Thos. Sargeant. History of the civil war in America. Comte de Paris, rev. of vols. 1-4, French ed. Atlantic, vols. 34, p. 503; 36, p. 758. vol. 23, p. 625; N. Y. Nation, vol. 34, p. 84. — Gettysburg, battle of. Comte de Paris, rev. of. Atlantic, vol. 58, p. 852. — History of the 2d Army Corps.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2, Index of names of persons. (search)
ne, S. T., 112 Paine, Sumner, 329 Paine, W. C., 436 Paine, W. R., 329 Palfrey, F. W., 190, 223, 436, 547, 608, 694, 709 Palfrey, J. C., 190, 436, 547 Palfrey, J. G., 583 Palmer, C. H., 329 Palmer, C. S, 329 Palmer, E. A., 493 Palmer, F. T., 329, 547 Palmer, G. E., 329 Palmer, G. L., 112 Palmer, M. P., 223, 329, 547 Palmer, W. H., 112 Palmer, W. L., 223, 329, 547 Palmerr, William, 329 Pangborn, H. H., 112 Pangborn, Z. K., 436 Papanti, A. L., 329 Papanti, L. F., 112 Paris, Comte de, 695 Park, C. S, 112 Park, E. G., Navy, 112 Park, E. G., 35th Mass. Inf., 224 Park, William, 329 Park, Wisner, 329 Parke, J. G., 112 Parker, A. C., 329, 695 Parker, A. H., 475 Parker, Adams, 112 Parker, B. F., 329 Parker, C. C., 475 Parker, C. H., 329 Parker, C. T., 329 Parker, D. F., 224, 436 Parker, D. S., 330, 475 Parker, David, 2d, 583 Parker, Dexter F., 695 Parker, E. G., 436 Parker, E. M., 695 Parker, E. N., 112 Parker, Edgar, 387 Parker, F. A., 695 P
hat will be in Paris though but for a short time. I wrote Washburne a letter telling him the outrageous stories ——had told me about him * * * * Very Truly Yours, U. S. Grant. Gen. A. Badeau. Letter no. Forty-three. This letter continues the supply of information Grant was furnishing me in regard to the history of Sherman's March to the Sea. I had written for an explanation of certain dispatches which he could not recall. It was a singular situation: he was writing to me from Paris, Rome, Egypt, and from Swiss villages, accounts of his instructions to Sherman and Sheridan, his own battles on the James, and the strategy in Georgia and the Valley of Virginia, and always insisting that I should do full justice to his great lieutenants, even at the sacrifice of some of the credit that was often ascribed to himself. No reader can have failed to remark the magnanimity toward Sherman and Sheridan which these letters display;— letters written to fix, so far as he was able, th<
out mentioning it to you. I am very grateful to General Grant for the trouble he took to answer himself, and to give such a detailed account of what happened between him and General Pemberton. I regret very much not to be able to go myself to Paris to thank him; but the Countess de Paris having given birth to a daughter four days ago only, I cannot leave her presently. Believe me, my dear General, Yours Truly, L. P. D. Orleans, Comte de Paris. No. Fifteen. General Grant to J. H.Comte de Paris. No. Fifteen. General Grant to J. H. Work, Esq. Mr. Work had a copy of my Military History of Grant especially bound for his library, and asked General Grant to write something in it to attest his opinion of its merits; and this letter is the inscription it contains. New York City, Dec. 22, 1881. J. H. work, Esq.,—This book was revised by me, chapter by chapter, as it was being prepared for the publishers. It was submitted for a similar review also to Generals Porter and Babcock, two of the staff colleagues of the au