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John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter IV (search)
f 1862 in command of the army of the Frontier absent through illness battle of Prairie Grove compelled to be Inactive transferred to Tennessee in command of Thomas's old Division of the Fourteenth Corps reappointed Major General a Hibernian Striker. on November 19, 1861, Major-General H. W. Halleck relieved Major-Gener could be associated with soldiers who were capable of appreciating soldierly qualities. One of the happiest days of my life was when I reported to Rosecrans and Thomas at Murfreesboroa, received their cordial welcome, and was assigned to the command of Thomas's own old division of the Fourteenth Corps. One of the most agreeable Thomas's own old division of the Fourteenth Corps. One of the most agreeable parts of my whole military service was the thirty days in command of that division at Triune, and some of my strongest and most valued army attachments were formed there. But that happy period of soldier life was brief. Early in May President Lincoln reappointed me major-general, with original date, November 29, 1862, and orde
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter VII (search)
d to give me 10,000 additional troops from General Thomas's army at Chattanooga, and to let me beginelayed because of some operations in which General Thomas was to engage. Nevertheless, I advanced oal departments, united for that campaign. General Thomas was, naturally enough, disinclined to partthe commander whom they revered. Besides, General Thomas had had much greater experience in the comcesses that characterized our operations. General Thomas's command often proved unwieldy and slow fn estimated Johnston's force at about 60,000. Thomas's position in front of Rocky-face Ridge was viosition between Dalton and Resaca. As it was, Thomas should have followed close upon his rear throus not seem at all certain that this, which was Thomas's plan to throw the entire Army of the Cumberlarapet. He replied that he was ordered by General Thomas only to support me, and that he would do nfacts were immediately reported to Sherman and Thomas. I do not know what action, if any, was taken[3 more...]
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter VIII (search)
r's habit of swinging off from the rest of General Thomas's army, and getting possession of roads deherman entertained the same opinion. What General Thomas thought on the question I never knew. My Hooker than that given by General Sherman. General Thomas's army was so large that he could never ge general and staff officers. Besides Sherman, Thomas, Hooker, and Newton, a score of others were thompanions. All save two had disappeared, even Thomas having abandoned the field, probably for the f the greatest advantage. I had consulted Generals Thomas, McPherson, and Schofield, and we all agrmost invariably proved to be. I did not see Thomas or McPherson for some days before the assault, we ought to have concentrated a large part of Thomas's force and mine near the Howard House, and ma occasion was due to anything imbibed from General Thomas. My own view of military duty was diffel by reputation, and esteemed him highly. General Thomas, especially, had given me a high estimate [9 more...]
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter IX (search)
of the army to receive orders from him or General Thomas, our two corps must act on the morrow unde relief from it by reporting for orders to General Thomas as soon as his corps was reunited to the mg at Cleveland, I reported by telegraph to General Thomas, then at Nashville; and he desired me to ghe should attempt to follow Sherman. General George H. Thomas, commanding the Department of the Cum and to direct the operations against Hood. Thomas had in his department at that time only the gae available to oppose him; hence on November 3 Thomas ordered me to come at once by rail to Nashvill and the cavalry at and near Pulaski; that General Thomas placed those troops under my command, and Pulaski I was furnished with an order from General Thomas's headquarters assigning me to the commande held until reinforcements could arrive. General Thomas was very urgent that this should be done, e acting under orders or instructions from General Thomas, and his numerous despatches have been quo[33 more...]
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter X (search)
of Duck River importance of gaining time for Thomas to concentrate reinforcements at Nashville thllery and trains. There was no assurance that Thomas had assembled any of his expected reinforcemend not only force me back upon Nashville before Thomas was ready to meet him there, but would get posAbout 8 A. M. on the 29th came a despatch from Thomas, dated 8 P. M. of the day before, conveying th 29th, thus gaining twenty-four hours more for Thomas to concentrate his troops. I did not apprehenide, but simply to report the situation to General Thomas by telegraph from Franklin, and if any troDucktown. But even if this were not all true, Thomas knew the enemy was already crossing Duck Riverne that I could use. Besides, I was commanding General Thomas's army, operating in his department,uck River and Spring Hill was indispensable to Thomas's success. The time gained by that temerity m (A copy of all the correspondence between General Thomas and myself, with annotations showing the t[11 more...]
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter XI (search)
alented, antagonist he would have to meet, General Thomas might not be able to determine and act quiman's division of his army between himself and Thomas before his march to the sea. Such is the logic. XXXIX, part III, p. 685. On the same day Thomas telegraphed to Sherman in reply to the above: ich his chief of staff could do as well as he. Thomas could have reached the army at Columbia by raiult. Please give me your views soon. Thomas to Schofield. November 24, 1864. If you cith's corps was already at Nashville, and that Thomas was only waiting for information respecting th appears from his despatch of November 25 that Thomas hoped we might be able to hold the line of Duct become necessary to fall back. (Signed) Geo. H. Thomas, Major-General, Commanding. The recor. H. Thomas. The next despatch from General Thomas was at 10:25 A. M. By that time he had recll right. At noon I answered as follows General Thomas's last despatch: Your despatch of 10:2[116 more...]
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter XII (search)
tle of Franklin Tie arrival at Nashville General Thomas's greeting a refreshing sleep services oer receiving at Brentwood oral orders from General Thomas to continue the retreat to Nashville, I lation. I then role forward and reported to General Thomas, whom I found waiting for me at the place tal point in our rear, that was only what General Thomas had been apprehending all the time, and tot quite as early as he might have done. See Thomas's despatch of 8 P. M., November 29, to Colonel. General Sherman erroneously says one of General Thomas's staff officers brought him that paper. General Thomas was then off to the right, on another road. I stopped until Sherman came up, and hanon of the heavy attack Hood's troops made upon Thomas's advancing columns that day, which failed of all now admit, mainly if not entirely because Thomas himself was near the head of the column which which had not been contemplated by either General Thomas or myself (that is, on the south side of t[3 more...]
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter XIII (search)
rred to the East financial burden of the War Thomas's attitude toward the War. the perilous cha upon me the duty of responding at once to General Thomas's request for advice, without waiting for hat I had only to withhold my support from General Thomas in his determination to delay, and the chinever had the remotest idea of superseding General Thomas. As I explained to General Sherman, I volinate commanders several days before, when General Thomas intended to attack, but was prevented by t was orally directed to be carried out. If General Thomas had caused that clerical work to be done ier No. 342, of December 14, as recorded in General Thomas's order-book, and the copy embodied in hisr 15), I received an order in writing from General Thomas, which was in substance to pursue the retrn half the strength he had at Franklin. General Thomas has assigned several new regiments to my cring. If General Sherman had confided to General Thomas, as he did to General Grant, his ulterior [76 more...]
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter XIV (search)
arrival of cavalry sent from Nashville by General Thomas, especially Hammond's brigade, which arrivved disastrous in the end, for the reason that Thomas would in a short time have had in Hood's rear d at Nashville. It was perfectly evident that Thomas could beat Hood whenever he chose to attack hi of a defeated enemy. From his point of view, Thomas was unquestionably right in his action. How h on the contrary, during a period in which General Thomas had requested General Smith to delay the mnly order therein mentioned as coming from General Thomas was that received in the night of the 15thnot certain, it hardly seems possible that General Thomas could have been willing to postpone a reneood, in his confidential letter of the 14th to Thomas, as our plan, and modified at the conference wrdinate commanders there. For this action General Thomas, in his report, gave the full credit due tille was for two incidental services which General Thomas did not seem to think worthy even of menti[45 more...]
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter XV (search)
eady three years old. My relations with General Thomas during that time—the winter and spring of man in person to ask the President to give General Thomas command of the Division of the Pacific, whhe less difficult but brilliant success of General Thomas at Nashville. (2) In the first letter from General Thomas recommending promotions for services in the campaign, containing the names of a ll (the last having, in fact, been given to General Thomas himself), there were then two vacancies inas a reference to the modification made in General Thomas's published plan of battle for December 15order in writing which I had received from General Thomas after the battle of December 15. But of cot have quoted the orders and instructions General Thomas had given me for my guidance during those been able to recall any conversation with General Thomas at any time in respect to his plans or wishomas, . . . and he was watched and exposed to Thomas. This boastful avowal by James B. Steedman [113 more...]<
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