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John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana 110 12 Browse Search
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Edward Alfred Pollard, The lost cause; a new Southern history of the War of the Confederates ... Drawn from official sources and approved by the most distinguished Confederate leaders. 84 10 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 76 4 Browse Search
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John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 11: War between the states (search)
ipment, and warlike spirit of the enemy were greatly exaggerated. Our own people were becoming depressed, and it began to be widely feared that the war for the Union would be a failure. Fully appreciating the danger of the policy which McClellan had inaugurated, Dana showed his dissatisfaction with it by publishing Fitz-Henry Warren's article, Forward to Richmond, and reiterating the cry till Greeley put an end to it, as heretofore described. In the midst of the lethargy which followed, Thomas won the battle of Mill Spring, and shortly afterwards Grant captured Fort Henry, Fort Donelson, and the forces defending them. The country was electrified. McClellan's friends made haste to claim that these victories were due to his supervision and generalship, whereas he had but little if anything to do with them. They had been won by a policy exactly the reverse of that to which he seems to have been wedded, but his friends did their best to make good the claim that he had organized vic
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 16: Dana returns to Washington (search)
t continues to rage; enemy repulsed on left by Thomas has suddenly fallen on right of our line of bat serious of the day. At 3.20 P. M.: Thomas reports that he is driving rebels and will forcted. The most that can be said is that while Thomas from the first believed he was receiving it ander the lead of that magnificent old hero, General Thomas, and of Gordon Granger, the Marshal Ney ofen who most distinguished themselves were Generals Thomas, Granger, Steedman, Brannan, Palmer, Hazen he, that the enemy must have retreated. But Thomas was not sure that he could get up supplies of e man who saved them, and indeed saved us all, Thomas. For my own part, I confess I share their fee of the Cumberland and placing it in charge of Thomas. He was also one of the first persons in offiunsafe in his hands, but know of no man except Thomas who could now be safely put in his place. event the possibility of the further disaster, Thomas had been ordered, October 19th, 11.30 P. M., t[6 more...]
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 17: campaign of Chattanooga (search)
ttanooga Dana guides Grant and staff Thomas's relations to Grant through Lookout Valley ly hungry. Although they had been taken in at Thomas's headquarters, they were not expected, and stcond in command, was really in disfavor, while Thomas, who belonged to another army, had been put inarly all of Grant's troops. But back of that, Thomas's services and connections with the old army h confidence in the other as in himself. While Thomas was far too lofty a man to criticise his commathat Grant had more confidence in Thomas than Thomas had in Grant, and that the incident in questiog which was perhaps unconscious on the part of Thomas, that in the command of the Army of the Cumberhe next morning Dana and I rode with Grant and Thomas into Lookout Valley, where we met Hooker, Howahad come, and an hour later positively ordered Thomas to make a diversion from his front in Sheridanin the reformation of another, of whose habits Thomas had complained, but who was really a first-cla[16 more...]
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 18: Dana in the War Department (search)
riven entirely from east Tennessee. As Longstreet was an able and very deliberate man, slow to move and hard to beat, he took his own time to get out of east Tennessee. Even then he retired only in the face of overwhelming numbers. Sherman and Thomas, who took no part in the campaign north of Knoxville, gathered their forces deliberately into a powerful. army in front of Chattanooga. Dana was greatly disappointed at the outcome. He had great confidence in Grant's skill and energy, and feusion he supported by the following statement: I do not risk anything in saying that if one will study the records of the war ... and the writings relating to it, he will agree with me that the greatest general we had, greater than Grant or Thomas, was Abraham Lincoln. It was not so at the beginning; but after three or four years of constant practice in the science and art of war, he arrived at this extraordinary knowledge of it, so that Von Moltke was not a better general or an abler pla
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 20: Confederate operations in Northern Virginia (search)
an scarcely be denied that had Dana, during the Vicksburg campaign, taken a different course, and instead of doing all in his power to strengthen Grant's hands, had reached the conclusion that the risks were too great, and that Grant was not only unfit to be trusted with such great responsibilities, but ought to be relieved, the career of that general might very well have come to a premature end. It is almost equally certain that had Dana, after Chickamauga, done what he could to strengthen Thomas's hands and to build him up as the successor to Rosecrans, Grant might have failed to get the opportunity to add the salvation of Chattanooga and the victory of Missionary Ridge to his previous victories. Again, had Dana minimized Grant's merits and joined the hostile critics in denouncing his management of the campaign against Lee, instead of doing all in his power to magnify his performances, he might have seriously weakened the confidence of the government in the general's abilities and
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 21: administration of War Department (search)
they were opposed by the steady and invincible Thomas, who could neither be rattled nor defeated. Rwas gathered up and sent without delay to make Thomas's position absolutely secure. As can be weley actually existed, were much better known to Thomas and his officers than to the lieutenant-generaed. As I was the junior corps commander under Thomas, and the condition of the cavalry had been an urned. You are aware long ere this that General Thomas has been appointed to the vacant grade of Hood's army in the centre of Kentucky, causing Thomas to follow him through a country rich in reinfont desired him to be attacked at once, but General Thomas kept putting it off for reasons which no d and admiration. The fact that Sherman left Thomas with insufficient forces to fight the rebel aralry constantly mounted in connection with General Thomas's command. The Ordnance Bureau is sendirt of North Carolina. Fort Fisher had fallen. Thomas had annihilated Hood. Sherman was marching no[3 more...]
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Index (search)
ss, Frederick, 102. Downing, 52. Dred Scott decision, 150. Drouillard, J. P., 263, 264. Duane, Major, 330. Dunbar, Mr., 50. Dwight, John S., 45, 51. Dyer, General, 351, 352. E. Early, General, 336, 339, 341, 346, 365. Eckert, Major Thomas T., 368, 501. Edie, John R., 352. Education of Dana, 12, et seq. Effort to extradite Dana to Washington, 433. Electoral Commission, 442-445, 462. Eliot, Congressman, 295, 311. Emancipation of labor, 103. Emancipation Proclamatio6. Tammany, 425, 427, 448, 449. Tax on bonds, 400. Taylor, Bayard, 123, 132, 133, 177. Taylor, General, 99, 236. Tennessee, 232. Tennessee River, 204, 233, 268,291. Terry, Judge, kills Senator Broderick, 153. Thiers, 66-68, 72. Thomas, General George H., 189, 256, 259, 261, 262, 264, 267,271, 275, 276, 279, 280-283, 285, 291, 292, 293, 297, 314, 339, 349,350, 351, 353, 367. Thompson, Jacob, 358. Thucydides, 56. Tilden, Samuel J., 442, 443, 445, 460, 462, 470. Times, Ne