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John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter I (search)
Chapter I Parentage and early life appointment to West Point Virginian room Mates acquaintance with General Winfield Scott character of the West Point training importance of learning how to obey a trip to New York on a wager the West Point Bible class dismissed from the Academy without trial intercession of Stephen A. Douglas restoration to Cadet duty James B. McPherson John B. Hood Robert E. Lee. I was born in the town of Gerry, Chautauqua County, New York, September 29, 1831. My father was the Rev. James Schofield, who was then pastor of the Baptist Church in Sinclairville, and who was from 1843 to 1881 a home missionary engaged in organizing new churches, and building meeting-houses, in Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri. My mother was Caroline McAllister, daughter of John McAllister of Gerry. We removed to Illinois in June, 1843, and, after a short stay in Bristol, my father made a new home for his family in Freeport, where he began his missionary work by
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Index (search)
the rank of, 538 Generals, as politicians, 355 Geologists, the God-hating, 9 Georgia, abandoned by Hood, 163, 164, 309, 318, 332, 333; Sherman's plans and operations in, 252, 254, 285, 299 et seq., 314, 316 et seq., 319, 322, 330 et seq., 339, 347 (for specific movements see the names of places); question of Hood's movements in, 299 et seq.; Grant suggests a cavalry raid through, 309; Pres. Davis's threat and promise concerning, 309, 310, 331; Sherman's loss of mastery in, 338 Gerry, N. Y., birthplace of the author, 1 Getty, Maj.-Gen. George W., on board of review of Fitz-John Porter case, 461 Gettysburg, Pa., Federal arming of rebel prisoners captured at, 104 Gillen, Maj.-Gen. Alvan C., disasters in Tennessee, 195 Gold and silver, 532-534 Goldsboro, N. C., Sherman's march to, 339, 346; occupied by S., 346; concentration at, 346, 347 Gordon's Ferry, Tenn., proposal to obstruct roads at, 211 Grand Hotel, Paris, S.'s speech at, 386, 387 Granger, Brig.-