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John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter XI (search)
on against any hostile force which might reach it before dark. There was no anxiety in my mind about what might happen at Spring Hill after dark. The danger which actually developed there between dark and midnight —of which I knew nothing until several days afterward—resulted entirely from faulty execution of my orders. I arrived at Spring Hill at dusk with the head of the main column, having ordered all the troops to follow in close order, and (except Ruger's troops, which I took to Thompson's) to form line on the right of Stanley's division at Spring Hill, covering the pike back toward Columbia. Cox's division, being the last, was to form our extreme right. In that contemplated position, if Hood had attacked at any time in the night we would have had decidedly the advantage of him. I had no anxiety on that point. When informed, about midnight, that Cox had arrived, I understood that my orders had been exactly executed, and then ordered Cox to take the lead and the other div
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter XIII (search)
y punished. In fact we pretty much knocked all the fight out of him on that occasion, and he has shown very little since. Now I reckon he has n't any left. I barely succeeded in delaying Hood until Thomas could get A. J. Smith and Steedman to Nashville, when he became abundantly strong, and after getting Wilson's cavalry together moved out and gave Hood a most thorough beating with all ease. The fact is, Hood's army showed scarcely any fight at all. I have never seen anybody except Jeff Thompson so easily beaten. Stoneman has cleaned out Breckinridge and destroyed the salt-works and everything else in southwest Virginia; so all together matters are in pretty good shape in this part of the military division. Thomas has given me nine new regiments, and promises three more. These will make a pretty good division for new troops. All this being true, I take it the objects for which I was left in this part of the country have been accomplished, and I would like very much to
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Index (search)
d Creek, military movements on, 214 S St. John's River, the, travel and sickness on, 19, 25 St. Joseph, Mo., allegations from persons in, concerning arming of disloyal persons in Missouri, 104, 105 St. Louis, Mo., S.'s residences, sojourns, and commands in, and visits to, 30, 50, 51, 53, 64, 84, 110, 424, 425, 427, 428; loyal and patriotic citizens, 30, 31; enlistment of loyal volunteers, 33, 34; defense of the arsenal, 33, 34; night drills, 34; secured to the Union side, 37; Jeff Thompson threatens communications with, 51; Union convention, 54; disloyalty in, 57; opposition to S. in, 58-61, 424, 427, 428; importance, 60; dismissal of militia regiments in, 85; factions, 85, 86; return of the radical delegation from Washington, 99; interview between Washburne and S. in, 107; Gen. Grant entertained in, 111; Halleck a, 359; Sherman removes his headquarters from Washington to, 406, 469; hospitalities of, 424, 427, 428; Sheridan removes to Chicago from, 425; headquarters of Dep