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John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army 194 0 Browse Search
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Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant 74 0 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 72 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore) 66 4 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 47 1 Browse Search
Joseph T. Derry , A. M. , Author of School History of the United States; Story of the Confederate War, etc., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 6, Georgia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 40 0 Browse Search
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 34 0 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 3: The Decisive Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 33 1 Browse Search
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 1 32 0 Browse Search
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Chapter 4: enters West Point. Mr. Davis continued his autobiography by saying: I passed my examination for admission to the senior cly age of seventeen, he insisted that I should proceed at once to West Point. Of course I disliked to go down from the head class of one institution to the lowest in another; but I yielded and went to West Point, to find that I was too late; that all the candidates had been admitted allotted to the course. When graduated, as is the custom at West Point, we were made brevet second lieutenants, and I was assigned to this, Mo. When I entered the United States Military Academy at West Point that truly great and good man, Albert Sidney Johnston, had precedch the Hudson flows, when a gathering storm was seen approaching West Point. That coming storm he wove into his sermon, so that the crash of. I have much more to say of them. I shall tell a great deal of West Point, and I seem to remember more every day. Full of loving memorie
Chapter 5: West Point, 1818-25. Genealogy of the Howell family-lieutenant Howell's visit to Natchez-his marriage-purchase of Hurricane plantation-visit to WesWest Point. The friendship between the Davis family and my own began about this time. My grandfather, Major Richard Howell, was born in Delaware. For some of thesee his little brother that as soon as practicable the whole party went up to West Point. As the boat neared the landing a very stout, florid, young fellow of about ingy, resembling the tread of an Indian brave on the war-path. While at West Point Mr. Davis came near escaping all the anguish and turmoil of his life by a fale verdict of his classmates of much more importance. Cadet Davis's pay at West Point was the only money he had ever earned, and after the first month he laid asidal love and duty. During all his life he remembered his old companions at West Point, and wrote many loving words to General Crafts, J. Wright, his old and dear f
le for the prize, and thus it became necessary to build more forts and station a stronger force there. In 1816, a fort was built at Chicago, and one at Prairie du Chien, for the better protection of the fur traders, the miners, and those who tilled the teeming soil, and these forts, in those days, were literally cities of refuge. Of a reconnaissance made in that country, General George Jones wrote: The next I knew of Jeff, as we used to call him, was in 1829. He had graduated at West Point, and had been assigned to duty as second lieutenant in a United States infantry command at Fort Crawford, Prairie du Chien, then Michigan Territory, but now the State of Wisconsin. It was late in the year, and late, one night, when a lieutenant and a sergeant rode up to my log-cabin at Sinsinawa Mound, about fifty miles from Fort Crawford, and inquired for Mr. Jones. I told him that I answered to that name. The lieutenant then asked me if they could remain there all night. I told him t
ts of troops in barracks; and for the distribution of United States arms to the several States according to Congressional representation instead of in proportion to the number of militia in each. He drew attention to the need of supply of the militia of the country with the proper books of tactical instruction, and recommended that an annual appropriation of $20,000 for a few years should be made for the purpose. He recommended the increase of the academic term at the Military Academy at West Point to five years, and again called attention to the exposed and defenceless condition of the Pacific coast. The Secretary also recommended that power be given the President to attach non-commissioned officers who distinguished themselves in the war with Mexico, by brevet of the lowest rank, to any company, and to bestow certificates of merit upon soldiers who were in like manner distinguished; also to grant certificates of merit to distinguished non-commissioned officers who were not cons
ht it was included in the ordinary charge for board. We departed shortly after the yellow fever had appeared in the city. General David Twiggs came to bid me goodby the day before I left, and told me that Colonel Bliss was quite ill with the disease; the day after I reached Washington, his death was announced. He was a handsome man, of very dignified mien, an accomplished soldier, a graceful writer, and was such a rare union of all that renders a man acceptable to his fellowmen that at West Point he used to be called Perfect Bliss. The water is so near the surface about the city that to obtain sepulture is an anxious consideration with those who bury their dead there, and tombs are built in the walls of the cemetery by many. In this epidemic, however, the people died in such numbers that it became necessary to burn many of the dead. When we reached Washington we found Mr. Davis had rented a furnished house on Thirteenth Street, temporarily, and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Brodhead