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John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 16: Dana returns to Washington (search)
That none whatever was sent is one of the most ominous circumstances of that memorable morning. It is not my purpose to recount the details here, but merely to point out the fact that Dana, who happened to be behind the divisions of Davis and Sheridan, which had just been placed in line to fill the gap made by the withdrawal of Wood, was swept away in the debacle which followed the first successful onrush of the Confederate columns, and as soon as he could disentangle himself rode rapidly to Chattanooga. It must be added that Rosecrans, McCook, Crittenden, Sheridan, Davis, Van Cleve, and many staff-officers, including Horace Porter and J. P. Drouillard, were also borne irresistibly to the rear by the troops who had fled in what Dana designates as wholesale panic. Dana to Stanton, Chattanooga, September 20th. These officers, with only one exception, were regulars, with two West-Pointers of approved experience and unimpeachable valor. Had they known or even supposed that the lef
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 17: campaign of Chattanooga (search)
e enemy on that flank that Grant first mildly suggested that the time had come, and an hour later positively ordered Thomas to make a diversion from his front in Sheridan's favor by advancing his line against the enemy's rifle-pits at the foot of Missionary Ridge. It should be remembered that all the marching and skirmishing ole steels, over bristling rifle-pits on the crest, all thirty cannon enfilading every gully. The order to storm appears to have been given simultaneously by Generals Sheridan and Wood, because the men were not to be held back, dangerous as the attempt appeared to military prudence. Besides, the generals had caught the inspiration corps, called attention to the anger of Grant at Granger, declared, notwithstanding his previous commendation, that Granger was unfit to command, intimated that Sheridan ought to succeed him, and finally prepared the secretary's mind for the fact that the winter rains would probably put an end to further operations in that quarte
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 18: Dana in the War Department (search)
's staff. I was notified at the time that my new assignment would last till spring only. I arrived at Washington January 24th, and after taking charge of my office at once resumed my relations with Dana. We had rooms together, boarded at the same house, and were closely associated till the spring campaign of the Army of the Potomac began, when we both returned to the field, he to become again the eyes of the government at Grant's headquarters, and I to command a division of cavalry under Sheridan. During our stay in Washington it was our custom to get to work at nine o'clock and close our desks at five o'clock. What business I had higher up was, as a rule, done through Dana, and this gave me the opportunity of seeing him frequently, and always at the close of the day, when it was our custom to go on horseback to the cavalry depot at Giesboro, or to ride about the defences and the suburbs of the city. I generally found him at his desk, and was greatly impressed by the rapidity wi
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 19: Grant's overland campaign against Richmond (search)
cavalry had been reorganized and placed under Sheridan. Its material and transportation were in good. He also reported Grant's orders to detach Sheridan with the cavalry corps, to operate against Lewhen covered by intrenchments. By May 20th Sheridan with his cavalry had regained touch with the hing ready. On June 1st Dana reported that Sheridan, after heavy fighting, had male good his holdedy. This despatch, dated 5 P. M., praised Sheridan as a general who obeys orders without excessih Burnside massed in rear of his right wing. Sheridan with two divisions of cavalry was on the extrlar siege approaches to the rebel works; that Sheridan had been ordered to destroy the railroad fromuction must be finished; and finally that, if Sheridan failed in it, the whole army would swing arou Dana reported, with many other details, that Sheridan had set out at 3 A. M. to destroy the railroahe would now maneuver. It also appeared that Sheridan's attempt to destroy the railroads north of R[2 more...]
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 20: Confederate operations in Northern Virginia (search)
nd Petersburg, he made haste to return, arriving at headquarters on July 1st. Here he found a condition of affairs far from encouraging. Instead of waiting for Sheridan's return from his movement against the railroads north of Richmond, Grant sent the rest of his cavalry straight out into the Confederacy to break up those leadinat Grant says, Butler was clearly in the wrong. Rumors had just come in that the movement against the Danville and Southside railroads had come to grief, while Sheridan had stopped north of the James River to rest. To make matters worse, Grant was losing confidence in Meade, who had the reputation of being ill-tempered towards ncy thus forced upon him, Grant made haste to send the Sixth corps to Washington and then to go in person. After looking over the situation, he concluded to put Sheridan in command with orders to dispose of the Confederate forces in the Valley as a condition precedent to the resumption of operations in front of Petersburg. Meanw
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 21: administration of War Department (search)
if he had already taken the field, but to put Sheridan over the Sixth corps and the cavalry, and now Although every request had been granted, Sheridan's accession to the command of the Middle Milio confer with General Grant at City Point. Sheridan was here to see General Halleck day before ye sounds had not indicated any falling back of Sheridan's forces. You will hear the result by telegr hours till the telegraph brought the news of Sheridan's complete victory over Early at Cedar the necessary arrangements could be made. Sheridan's victory was instant and complete. It was sere private impression not to be repeated. Sheridan seems to be likely to be kept where he is forield valleys, as well as in the main valley. Sheridan has fallen back to the Opequan, and has forti the Army of the Potomac and the forces under Sheridan maintained a strictly defensive attitude in V, with an overwhelming superiority of force. Sheridan's victorious army had rejoined Meade south of[17 more...]
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Index (search)
eld, General, 353, 354, 356, 406, 410, 411. Schurz, Carl, 36, 296, 431. Scituate, Massachusetts, 13, 15, 25, 27, 28. Scott, General, 118, 123, 127, 175, 213. Secret Service agents, 185, 186, 341. Sedgwick, General, 249, 311, 319. Seward, William H., 99, 118, 130, 145, 152, 153, 161, 162, 179, 180-182, 354,365, 368, 397,402, 408,419. Seymour, Governor, 249, 250, 400. Shakers, 40. Shankland, General, 143. Shellmound, 254. Shenandoah Valley, 331, 336, 338, 342, 344, 345. Sheridan, General, 262, 294, 304, 317,319, 321, 323, 324,326,427, 330, 332, 333, 338, 343-349, 356, 366, 367. Sherman, Charles, 363. Sherman, General T. W., 373. Sherman, General William T., 208, 209, 212, 220, 227, 230, 233, 243, 244, 246, 250, 251, 256, 268, 291-295, 299, 300, 302, 343, 345, 346, 350, 351, 355, 356, 361-364, 366-368, 388, 415. Sherman's Memoirs, 244. Shiloh, battle of, 191, 192, 282. Sickles, General, 373. Sigel, General, 337. Silver and bimetallism, 448. Slavery, 97-