ent; that I regarded the removal of Mr. Stanton, in the way it was done, as wrong and unwise; that I understood this proposition as coming originally from the Republican side of the Senate, and as being accepted by the President in the interest of peace, and for the purpose of securing harmony between the legislative and executive departments of the government, and a just and faithful administration of the laws, including the reconstruction acts.
I added: And the President knows from General Schofield's acts what he means by this,—if, after these conditions have been fully stated to the President, he sends my name to the Senate, I will deem it my duty to say nothing on the subject of accepting or declining the appointment until the Senate has acted upon it.
Mr. Evarts intimated that the above was satisfactory, and the interview then ended.
I returned to Richmond on Thursday, April 23, being then in command in Virginia, executing the reconstruction acts.
On the 24th the Presi
Fort Anderson captured by Federals under General Cox......Feb. 18, 1865
Wilmington, N. C., captured by General Schofield......Feb. 22, 1865
Secretary of the Treasury authorized to borrow $600,000,000 on bonds at not exceeding 6 per courns sine die......March 18, 1865
Battle of Bentonville, N. C.......March 19, 1865
Armies of Sherman, Terry, and Schofield join at Goldsboro, N. C.......March 23, 1865
Battle of Five Forks, Va.......March 31–April 1, 1865
Richmond evacue die by vote of 34 to 16......May 26, 1868
Mr. Stanton resigns as Secretary of War, May 26, and is succeeded by General Schofield......May 30, 1868
Ex-President James Buchanan, born 1791, dies at Wheatland, Pa.......June 1, 1868
Gen. George Stoneman assigned to 1st Military District, to replace Schofield......June 1, 1868
Gen. Irvin McDowell appointed to command 4th Military District, Dec. 28, 1867, assumes his duties......June 4, 1868
Arkansas admitted to representation by Co