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John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 18: Dana in the War Department (search)
eld, but as an administrative officer he is a most expensive failure. You are aware, of course, that Steele with Arkansas has been added to the command of U. S. G. Stoneman has been sent to Steele. Stoneman is another expensive failure. He is not worth a continental. Out of twenty-four thousand cavalry horses bought here undeStoneman is another expensive failure. He is not worth a continental. Out of twenty-four thousand cavalry horses bought here under his supervision, less than four thousand are reported as effective for service. This is a fact not to be repeated, but I tell it to you for the general, who may have to decide how or when to use him, or not to use him. I had a delightful fortnight in New York, and would have been glad to remain there a month longer. My famiBureau, which had to do with the organization, inspection, remount, and equipment of the mounted troops. It had been for several months under the charge of General Stoneman, who had been succeeded recently by General Garrard, both of whom were old and experienced officers, but much too deliberate to suit the impatient secretary.
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 21: administration of War Department (search)
as follows: I saw Rawlins on Sunday, and am sorry to notice the signs of increasing disease. I fear there is no hope for him. To-day we got the news of Stoneman's reverse. It is a small affair-only five hundred men lost, and very likely the story is much exaggerated. In ordinary circumstances the event would be of no paign has produced no decisive results yet, the public mind has developed an extraordinary sensitiveness, and this disaster will weigh far more than it ought. Stoneman surrendered his entire command to an inferior force of Confederates, mostly militia, while on a raid in the vicinity of Macon, Georgia. Why didn't you come ddemnation by the secretary of General Sherman's agreement with General Johnston, and by the publication by General Halleck of orders to General Wright and to General Stoneman to pay no regard to orders from Sherman, and not to stop hostilities until they had received instructions to that effect from Washington. Sherman was intens
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Index (search)
, 9. Stanton, Secretary, preface, 170, 178, 181-189, 193-195, 197, 198, 200, 203-205, 207, 209, 210, 212, 215, 218, 223, 225, 226, 229, 233, 237, 240, 242-249, 255-258, 266, 267, 269, 271, 274, 276, 277, 285, 286, 289, 290, 294, 296, 298-302, 305, 306, 309, 311, 312, 316, 322, 328, 329, 332, 337, 338, 339, 346, 348, 350, 351, 352, 354, 362, 363, 366, 367, 369, 371,382, 383, 473, 474. Steedman, General, 266, 369. Stevenson, Colonel, 246; station, 278. Stevens's Gap, 256, 257. Stoneman, General, 303, 304, 341. Strike of carpenters, 101. Strike in Chicago, 480, 481. Sumner, Senator, 99, 148, 153, 422, 423, 425. Sumter, Fort, 164, 165, 177. Sun, New York, 379-382, 384, 386, 388, 392, 393-395, 397-399, 404, 405, 408, 409, 414-417, 419, 423-425, 427, 428, 430, 431, 433, 438, 439, 443-446, 453, 458, 459, 461, 465, 466, 468-471, 475-478, 484, 490, 495, 511, 514, 515. Sunflower Bayou, 207. Swedenborg, 27, 28, 56, 451. Swift, Lindsay, 47. Swinton, John, 496. Swinton