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yet. He thinks, when in his cups, that our generals are too careful of their men. What are a th-thousand men, said he, when (hic) principle is at stake? Men's lives (hic) should n't be thought of at such a time (hic). Amount to nothing (hic). Our generals are too d-d slow (hic). The Major is a man of excellent natural capacity, the son of Hon. Thomas Ewing, of Lancaster, and brother-in-law of W. T. Sherman, now a colonel or brigadier-general in the army. W. T. Sherman is the brother of John Sherman. The news from Manassas is very bad. The disgraceful flight of our troops will do us more injury, and is more to be regretted, than the loss of fifty thousand men. It will impart new life, courage, and confidence to our enemies. They will say to their troops: You see how these scoundrels run when you stand up to them. July, 29 Was slightly unwell this morning; but about noon accompanied General Reynolds, Colonel Wagner, Colonel Heffron, and a squad of cavalry, up the valley, an
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 5: invasion of Virginia. (search)
ully provided from an overflowing Treasury. General Scott was still Commander in Chief of the United States Army, and still the possessor of the entire confidence of his country. Mr. Simon Cameron, Mr. Lincoln's Secretary of War, wrote to Mr. John Sherman, then in the field as a volunteer aid-de-camp to General Patterson, that the whole administration has but one safe course in this emergency, and that is to be guided by the counsels of the general in chief in all that relates to the plans, mn quartermaster, Sampson topographical engineer, Newton engineer; while such men as A. E. Burnside, George H. Thomas, Miles, Abercrombie, Cadwalader, Stone, and Negley commanded troops; and then, the laws being silent in the midst of arms, Senator John Sherman, of Ohio, was his aid-de-camp. From Patterson's position two routes led to the Valley of Virginia, one via Frederick, Md., across the Potomac at Harper's Ferry, the other by Hagerstown, Md., crossing at Williamsport and thence to Martins
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 14: siege of Petersburg. (search)
n the Southern States and the outside world. Sherman with a powerful army reached Savannah, on hisuth to concentrate such troops as he could in Sherman's front, and had reported that Sherman would tard him after the first few days' march. Sherman, after his junction with Schofield at Goldsbothat with his small force he could only annoy Sherman, not stop him, adding: You have only to decide where to meet Sherman; I will be near him. It is possible Lee, with his army out of the trenches over seventy thousand effectives, as against Sherman's ninety thousand. The South would have gladt to boot and directed the tactical details. Sherman by water visited Grant on March 27th, told hiabandon his intrenchments as soon as he heard Sherman had crossed the Roanoke, determined to take tat night and, gaining a good start, appear in Sherman's front before he could reach him. Having plenty of men, why should he wait for Sherman to join him? I have had a feeling that it is better, sa[3 more...]
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Index. (search)
, 110, III, 132, 137, 346; notice of, 100; promoted, 133, 134; at Petersburg, 360; sent against Sherman, 369. Beaver Dam Creek, 158, 160, 168. Beckwith, General, Amos, 103. Benedict, Colonel G. 4, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 146, 147, 148; promoted, 133; wounded, 149; praised, 369; to oppose Sherman, 372; letter to Mrs. Lee, 416. Johnston, Peter, mentioned, 9. Jones, General J. R., woundcinto, battle of, 31. Schenck, General, mentioned, 143. Schofield, General John M., joins Sherman, 372. Scott, General, Winfield, mentioned, 19, 33, 40, 44, 46; notice of, 48; mentioned, 52,ry at Fisher's Hill, 353; defeats Early, 353; at Five Forks, 377; at Titusville, 383. Sherman, Senator, John, 103. Sherman, General William T., at Savannah, 368; marching North, 370; at GoldsborouSherman, General William T., at Savannah, 368; marching North, 370; at Goldsborough, 372; advice about Lee, 374. Shields, General, James, 39, 52, 144. Shippen, Dr., William, 8. Shirley on the James, 16, 20. Shropshire Lees, 2, 3. Sibley Tent, the, 72. Sickles, Gener
stores were accumulated in great quantity. The troops, while ignorant of their destination, knew instinctively that some important movement was soon to be inaugurated. Brief as was their engagement at Belmont, they began to realize fully that Sherman's definition, War is hell, was correct. Finally the transports began to come into the port at Cairo. Orders were issued for the troops to be ready to embark on the 5th of February. From the moment of the receipt of this order the camps weeaten by Americans. He listened to their woes, ordered relief for thousands, and was so magnanimous in his administration as to win their admiration and gratitude. As I stood in the crater of Fort Hill, from which point I could see Grant's, Sherman's, and Logan's headquarters, and looked across the chasms made by nature between the ridges which were occupied by the contending armies at Vicksburg, I marvelled more than ever at the military genius of our great commanders, and the fearless in
d Wins the battle of Atlanta passed over by Sherman for continuance in command of Army of the TenHoward succeeds subsequent reconciliation of Sherman and Logan the Corkhill banquet political caprodigious undertakings that were planned for Sherman's army, I spent many midnight hours in sleeplAll the winter of 1863 and the spring of 1864 Sherman was preparing for the campaign and siege of A command of the forces in and about Atlanta. Sherman had the most exalted opinion of Johnston's miWith an army of less courage and experience, Sherman would have had reason for solicitude. Vicksbo put the troops in position to carry out General Sherman's orders, while I will ride over to Shermrly as possible under the orders given by General Sherman to McPherson, and carried by him in persofront of our lines, the supposition of Major-General Sherman is that they have given up Atlanta wit by Generals Schofield and Thomas. Major-General Sherman desires and expects a vigorous pursuit[3 more...]
tion, recognizing this fact, in most cases acquiesced. At no time in the history of the Government have there been abler men in Congress than there were then. Among the senators were Sumner, Wade, Chandler, Morton, Fessenden, Conkling, Morgan, Sherman, Morrill, Voorhees, Trumbull, Anthony, and Wilson. In the House were Garfield, Colfax, Butler, Brooks, Bingham, Blaine, Shellabarger, Wilson, Allison, Cullom, Logan, Ames, Hooper, Washburne, Boutwell, Randall, and Voorhees. Such men were earneyard, Morton, Williams of Oregon, Yates, Trumbull, and others, made it one of the ablest bodies that ever convened in any country. In the House there were Washburn, Logan, Cullom, Judd, Arnold, Singleton, Wentworth, Henderson, Farnsworth, Cook, Sherman, Schenck, Garfield, Grow, Shellabarger, Bingham, Archer, Thaddeus Stevens, Clymer, Williams, Colfax,Voorhees,Davis,Banks,Butler,WheelerWood, Slocum, Brooks, Frye, Blaine, Hale, Boutwell, Allison, Wilson of Iowa, and a score of others who were le
Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography, Chapter 11: (search)
Chapter 11: Mooted removal of the capital to Saint Louis improvement of Washington a result of this movement Reducing the army to a peace basis Sherman's hostility to Logan's measure a congressional scandal Logan checkmates Butler death of General Thomas honors to the memory of General Rawlins General Logan's vhese officers' pay to the war standard. This question can be said to have been among the first to bring about a break of friendship between General Logan and General Sherman, who was then General of the Army. There were quite a number of military men in Congress whose constituents demanded that a reduction of the army should bcaptains (foot), $1,800; first lieutenants, $I,600; second lieutenants, $I,400; the pay of the non-commissioned officers and privates to remain unchanged. General Sherman wrote a long letter to the committee, bitterly complaining of the injustice of General Logan's plan, but the schedule was received with so much favor, as bein
Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography, Chapter 13: (search)
dship steadfast, and while he may have failed in his relations with the Diplomatic Corps, the management of the political and national affairs of his own country was an art with him. His power in the Senate in no wise waned with the years. John Sherman, cold and calculating, who, in rendering great service to his country as representative, senator, Secretary of the Treasury, and Premier, did not neglect to look after his personal interests, was one of the most active and efficient senators i march and announced the approach of the bridal party. All eyes were turned to the entrance from the corridor. The bridegroom, Mr. Sartoris, and Lieutenant-Colonel Fred D. Grant approached, followed by Miss Edith Fish and Miss Frelinghuysen, Miss Sherman and Miss Porter, Miss Drexel and Miss Dent. Next came Mrs. Grant, attended on either side by her two sons, Ulysses and Jesse. The President and the bride brought up the rear, the bridesmaids separating so as to form a circle, the President a
Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography, Chapter 14: (search)
he White House Rev. Dr. J. P. Newman. General Sherman's daughter Minnie was married October 1, lace in the families of General Grant and General Sherman-those of Nellie and Fred in Grant's family, and Minnie in Sherman's family. When we arrived in Washington early in December we found thafor its successors. During the winter General Sherman's memoirs appeared and brought forth muchifferent. There was an additional reason for Sherman's criticism of General Logan --on account of he close of the war, and had greatly offended Sherman by recommending a cut in his salary. Althougidered that its provisions were just, and General Sherman was unable to prevent its passage. This, in addition to the fact that General Sherman had recommended General Howard to supersede General Lad won the great battle at Atlanta, and after Sherman had assured Logan that he should retain the cken occasion to be revenged on account of General Sherman's unkind treatment of him. General Logan [6 more...]
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