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him; and to this day it remains as fresh, as bright, and as pleasant to me as it was then. But it was many years after that before I dared to hope that the warm regard I had for him was reciprocated. He was a reticent man, as you know, and was undemonstrative. Besides, he was five years my senior, and was even then a man of a good deal of culture. Hence there was but little social intercourse between us while we were together at the Academy. But on joining my regiment in 1827, at Jefferson Barracks, the gallant old Sixth Infantry of glorious memory, I was cordially greeted by your father, who had been assigned to that regiment. We were on very pleasant terms, but his reticence and dignity of manners prevented me from knowing exactly how I stood with him; and it was not until I took leave of him, when about to start on furlough in the fall of 1828, that I was able to penetrate beneath his reserve of manner. But his cordial grasp, as I shook hands with him and bade him good-by, a
Harbor. incident in artillery-practice. ordered to Jefferson Barracks. description of the post. expedition against the Wt once he proceeded rejoicing to its headquarters at Jefferson Barracks, where he arrived on the 1st of June. This postirie du Chien on the 29th of August, and returned to Jefferson Barracks September 27th. The letter to Bickley, already quotght the change. During his sojourn as a bachelor at Jefferson Barracks, being fond of music, he tried to learn to play the years, by her brilliant and beautiful sisters, made Jefferson Barracks something more than a mere military post; it was a dn the Supreme God, his providence and his mercy. Jefferson Barracks was near enough to St. Louis to allow the young offintful one of an officer's family. Their home was at Jefferson Barracks, where their plain quarters, furniture, and mode of erward, Lieutenant Johnston was obliged to return to Jefferson Barracks. His family rejoined him in May, and remained there
Fort Armstrong at Rock Island, and the companies of the Sixth Regiment at Jefferson Barracks, amounting in all to about 420 men. April 8th.-In obedience to the above-ix companies of the Sixth Infantry (220 men), which were embarked at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, in the steamboats Enterprise and Chieftain. April 10th.-Arrived at cers to points where they were required. Lieutenant Johnston was sent to Jefferson Barracks, where, during his absence, his eldest daughter, Henrietta Preston, had bspectfully, your obedient servant, Lewis Cass. To General H. Atkinson, Jefferson Barracks, Mo. The favorable opinions of the President, General Jackson, and of Gth generosity by the Government. They were retained in mild captivity at Jefferson Barracks long enough to break their power and destroy their prestige with their trormed the writer that Black Hawk told him, while he was in his custody at Jefferson Barracks, that he crossed the Mississippi to join the Prophet; that his engagement
Chapter 4: Jefferson Barracks. Zachary Taylor. Lieutenant Johnston's military repute. anecdote. rebuke to a Libertine. cholera. sickness in his family. domestic happiness. discussion of plan of life. Consults his brother, J. S. Johra might be averted, from isolated places at least, by strict quarantine. Lieutenant Johnston, on his return to Jefferson Barracks, found that the absence which had proved so fruitful to him in professional experience had been a season of sore tr Mrs. Johnston seemed to be recovering her wonted health, and the spring and summer of 1833 were passed happily at Jefferson Barracks, with no greater anxiety than c a little cholera in St. Louis, of which Lieutenant Johnston writes to his friend, Eston's handwriting, records the beginning of her final malady: I was taken ill on September 19, 1833, at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. Came to Louisville October 4th. Maria Preston Johnston was born October 28, 1833, and returned to her Maker
ruited with farmers' sons and other daring young men, making its complement of men (850) about the middle of August. The recruits were rendezvoused at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, under the command of Major Hardee, with orders to march to the frontier of Texas in October. General Johnston was troubled at being absent from his reed some from cholera and other diseases, which has caused a considerable number to desert. I do not expect desertion to cease while the regiment remains at Jefferson Barracks. He was relieved, however, early in October, and proceeded to assume the command of his regiment. Major Hardee, an officer of tact, intelligence, and ot even a remonstrance. The supremacy of law over force was fully recognized. The incident is trifling in itself, but it has its value. The route from Jefferson Barracks lay through the Ozark Mountains, in Southwestern Missouri, and passed by the way of Springfield and Neosho into the Indian Territory. Reaching Talequah, No
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 3: a cavalry officer of the army of the United States. (search)
sabers flashed in the air, lead them to victory. The headquarters of the Second Cavalry were established at Louisville, Ky., where Lieutenant-Colonel Lee assumed command on the 20th of April, 1855. Afterward he was transferred to Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, where the companies were to be organized and instructed, and which was then the temporary regimental headquarters. He writes Mrs. Lee from that post, July 1, 1855: The chaplain of the post, a Mr. Fish, is now absent; he is an Episcoptarted for his camp, carrying his two little children with him. A soldier has a hard life and but little consideration. The Second Cavalry, under the command of Colonel Johnston, on the 27th of October following began its long march from Jefferson Barracks to western Texas. It numbered seven hundred and fifty men and eight hundred horses. It marched under the command of its colonel, Major Hardee being the only other field officer who accompanied it, Lee and Thomas being on court-martial de
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Army life-causes of the Mexican war-camp Salubrity (search)
30th of September I reported for duty at Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, with the 4th United States i family resided some five miles west of Jefferson Barracks. Two of his unmarried brothers were livrs. If the 4th infantry had remained at Jefferson Barracks it is possible, even probable, that thisril 20] the 3d infantry was ordered from Jefferson Barracks to Louisiana, to go into camp in the neiI left St. Louis orders were received at Jefferson Barracks for the 4th infantry to follow the 3d [M open any letter postmarked St. Louis or Jefferson Barracks, until the expiration of my leave, and sI was exceedingly anxious to get back to Jefferson Barracks, and I understood the reason without expsence required me to report for duty, at Jefferson Barracks, at the end of twenty days. I knew my retenant [Richard S.] Ewell, commanding at Jefferson Barracks, handing him at the same time my leave oAccordingly, soon after I was settled at Jefferson Barracks, I wrote a letter to Professor Church-Pr[3 more...]
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 1: the Ante-bellum life of the author. (search)
oy days appointment as cadet at the United States military Academy graduates of historic classes assignment as brevet Lieutenant gay life of garrison at Jefferson Barracks Lieutenant Grant's Courtship annexation of Texas Army of observation Army of occupation camp life in Texas march to the Rio Grande Mexican War. I umber being sixty. I was assigned to the Fourth United States Infantry as brevet lieutenant, and found my company with seven others of the regiment at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, in the autumn of 1842. Of the class graduating the year that we entered were G. T. Beauregard and Irvin McDowell, who, twenty-three years later, crivate citizen around the earth; of noble, generous heart, a lovable character, a valued friend,--Ulysses S. Grant. I was fortunate in the assignment to Jefferson Barracks, for in those days the young officers were usually sent off among the Indians or as near the borders as they could find habitable places. In the autumn of
when, finally, in September, Confederate armies invaded Kentucky at three different points, the Kentucky legislature invited the Union armies of the West into the State to expel them, and voted to place forty thousand Union volunteers at the service of President Lincoln. In Missouri the struggle was more fierce, but also more brief. As far back as January, the conspirators had perfected a scheme to obtain possession, through the treachery of the officer in charge, of the important Jefferson Barracks arsenal at St. Louis, with its store of sixty thousand stand of arms and a million and a half cartridges. The project, however, failed. Rumors of the danger came to General Scott, who ordered thither a company of regulars under command of Captain Nathaniel Lyon, an officer not only loyal by nature and habit, but also imbued with strong antislavery convictions. Lyon found valuable support in the watchfulness of a Union Safety Committee composed of leading St. Louis citizens, who sec
he Union people lest the State might be carried into the Confederacy. As a consequence great distrust existed in all quarters, and the loyal passengers on the steamer, not knowing what might occur during our voyage, prepared to meet emergencies by thoroughly organizing to frustrate any attempt that might possibly be made to carry us into some Southern port after we should leave Aspinwall. However, our fears proved groundless; at all events, no such attempt was made, and we reached New York in safety in November, 1861. A day or two in New York sufficed to replenish a most meagre wardrobe, and I then started West to join my new regiment, stopping a day and a night at the home of my parents in Ohio, where I had not been since I journeyed from Texas for the Pacific coast. The headquarters of my regiment were at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, to which point I proceeded with no further delay except a stay in the city of St. Louis long enough to pay my respects to General H. W. Halleck.
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