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John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter I (search)
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 founding the First Baptist Church of that place. In all my childhood and youth I had what I regard as the best possible opportunities for education, in excellent public schools where the rudiments of English were taught with great thoroughness, in a
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter II (search)
me. My connection with Washington University brought me into close relations with many of the most patriotic, enlightened, and, above all, unselfish citizens of Missouri. Some of them were of the Southern school of politics, but the large majority were earnest Union men, though holding the various shades of opinion then common meet Hamilton R. Gamble until after he had become governor. I shall have occasion to say more of him later. He was the foremost champion of the Union cause in Missouri, and the most abused by those who were loudest in their professions of loyalty. Of the younger generation, I will mention only one, whose good deeds would otherdevoted friends from that day to this. The name of that dear friend of mine is Charles Gibson. Among the earliest and most active leaders in the Union cause in Missouri, I must not fail to mention the foremost—Frank P. Blair, Jr. His patriotism and courage were like a calcium light at the head of the Union column in the dark day
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter III (search)
to muster in the troops required of the State of Missouri. With the order of detail was furnishedhich required me to call upon the governor of Missouri for the regiments to be mustered, and to accewell and publicly known that the executive of Missouri was disloyal to the United States, and that c of the volunteer force with which the war in Missouri was begun. To this was added Lyon's company push operations into the southwestern part of Missouri. A force consisting of about 1500 infantry a command. He was unwilling to abandon southwestern Missouri to the enemy without a struggle, even ng the disaster to the Union people of southwestern Missouri, (who had relied upon him for protectirong to defeat the enemy and drive him out of Missouri, without serious loss to ourselves. Althoughh of the main Army of the West through southwestern Missouri and northwestern Arkansas to the vallent had taken the field in the central part of Missouri, with the main body of his army, in which wer[1 more...]
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter IV (search)
Halleck relieves Fremont of the command in Missouri a special State militia brigadier General e spring of 1861 a convention of the State of Missouri had assembled at St. Louis to consider the qu in a higher degree than any other citizen of Missouri the confidence of all classes of Union men inoctrine, and making the military commander in Missouri appear to be acting not in harmony with the th the matter. The State administration of Missouri, under its conservative governor, was of courition of St. Louis as the source of supplies, Missouri ought not to be separated from Arkansas and ossession of northwestern Arkansas and southwestern Missouri; and I had placed my troops where theyvement, and had called the two divisions from Missouri to his support. These two divisions, under Gustain me against selfish intrigue in Kansas, Missouri, and Washington; but he could and did promptlld scene of unsoldierly strife and turmoil in Missouri and Kansas. In 1861 and 1862 I had a Hiber[2 more...]
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter V (search)
a conviction in my mind that the Union men of Missouri, constituting, when united, a vast majority ongs as when, in June last, the local force in Missouri aided General Schofield to so promptly send athe Federal and State governments in the State of Missouri, it is necessary that we have an understn is of such vital importance to the peace of Missouri that I deem it my duty to lay it before your , on September 8, for the purpose of entering Missouri to search for their stolen property. Effortsect to be to lay waste the border counties of Missouri and exterminate the disloyal people. This st long been striving to gain the ascendancy in Missouri, particularly in St. Louis, to overthrow the se a number of slips from papers published in Missouri, to show the extent to which this factious op denunciation of the revolutionary faction in Missouri. In General Halleck's letter of September order, he said: . . . Neither faction in Missouri is really friendly to the President and admin[33 more...]
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter VI (search)
ere were so few armed rebels or guerrillas in Missouri as at the present time. The only trouble at econd. That the system of enrolled militia in Missouri may be broken up, and national forces be subs and General Herron kept from Grant to police Missouri? So far from finding cause to object, I confI felt compelled to adopt in some portions of Missouri, and of the firm support you have given me. gratifying as showing that the rebel power in Missouri is completely broken. Whatever may be the ly, and had brought odium upon their party in Missouri and throughout the country; that they had injartment, and thence been laid before me, from Missouri, three communications, all similar in import ue that a very much larger number of returned Missouri rebels have enlisted in the Kansas Volunteersving occurred in his presence. Some men from Missouri had prevailed upon Mr. Rollins to introduce ts given the man of its choice—General Curtis; Missouri was placed alone under General Rosecrans—not [38 more...]<
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter IX (search)
sential during the preceding operations in Georgia; and many of those were soon to be discharged by expiration of their terms of enlistment, their places to be supplied by new regiments coming from the rear. General A. J. Smith's corps, then in Missouri, about ten thousand strong, was ordered to Tennessee, and Sherman also ordered Stanley, with the Fourth Corps, about twelve thousand men, to return from Georgia to Tennessee and report to Thomas. Stanley had started by rail to Tullahoma, and wa in the night of the 27th. It was still hoped that the line of Duck River might be held until reinforcements could arrive. General Thomas was very urgent that this should be done, if possible, as the arrival of General A. J. Smith's corps from Missouri had been expected daily for some time, when General Thomas intended, as it was understood, to come to the front in person with that corps and all the other troops he could assemble in his department, take command, and move against the enemy.
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter XI (search)
under my immediate command in the field, and that of General A. J. Smith's three divisions, which had been ordered from Missouri to join the forces of General Thomas. In his entire department, excluding the Fourth and Twenty-third corps in the fielit on that point: Two divisions of infantry, under Major-General A. J. Smith, were reported on their way to join me from Missouri, which, with several one-year regiments then arriving in the department, and detachments collected from points of minor , Vol. II, pp. 162, 163. at about 45,000 (exclusive of the Fourth and Twentythird corps, and Smith's corps coming from Missouri), in which he included about 8000 or 10,000 new troops at Nashville, and the same number of civil employees of the quartthink, be admitted as beyond question that, in view of his daily expectation of the arrival of A. J. Smith's troops from Missouri, Thomas was perfectly right in not acting upon Sherman's suggestion of extreme defensive action, and thus abandoning his
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter XV (search)
t despatches, explaining that the object was to hold the enemy in check, should he advance, long enough to enable General A. J. Smith's corps, then expected from Missouri, to reach Nashville, other troops in the Department of the Cumberland to be concentrated, and General Wilson's cavalry to be remounted and fitted for the field. of Hood, and retard his advance into Tennessee as much as possible, without risking a general engagement, until Maj.-Gen. A. J. Smith's command could arrive from Missouri, and Maj.-Gen. J. H. Wilson could have time to remount the cavalry regiments dismounted to furnish horses for Kilpatrick's division, which was to accompany Gener and, so far as I can recall, never has been any, that when I met General Thomas at Nashville, on my way to Johnsonville, he expected A. J. Smith to arrive from Missouri very soon, when he intended to concentrate all his available troops at Columbia and Pulaski, take command in person, and move against Hood; and that he considere
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter XVI (search)
By my movements I have thrown Beauregard [Hood] well to the west, and Thomas will have ample time and sufficient troops to hold him until the reinforcements from Missouri reach him. We have now ample supplies at Chattanooga and Atlanta, and can stand a month's interruption to our communications. I do not believe the Confederate a to take care of Hood and destroy him. In that despatch of November 1 Sherman had made a statement of the troops Thomas would have, including A. J. Smith's from Missouri, adding, but I doubt if they can reach Tennessee in less than ten days. Now Smith's troops did not reach Tennessee in less than thirty days instead of ten days,eaving Thomas, with only one of his six corps, and no other veteran troops then ready for field service, to take care of Hood until he could get A. J. Smith from Missouri, incorporate new regiments into the army and make them fit to meet the veteran enemy, remount his cavalry, and concentrate his garrisons and railroad guards in T
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