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John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter IV (search)
sions from Missouri to his support. These two divisions, under General Herron, were encamped at Wilson's Creek, a distance of about 116 miles about six miles south of Fayetteville when, unexpectedly to both, Herron's and Hindman's heads of column met at Prairie Grove about seven o'then pending in the Senate, was not confirmed, while both Blunt and Herron were nominated and confirmed as major-generals! Such as Lane and confidence in his character as well as in that of General Curtis. Herron and some of his staff-officers were subpoenaed, through department re a military commission. They failed to appear. Soon after, when Herron was assigned to command the Army of the Frontier, he dissolved the learning this, after I assumed command of the department I ordered Herron to report for duty to General Grant before Vicksburg. In the meantand join the expedition against Vicksburg, saying that as Blunt and Herron had won a battle in my absence, I did not wish to resume command o
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter VI (search)
ded, seems to me very extraordinary. Whence shall they come? Shall they be withdrawn from Banks, or Grant, or Steele, or Rosecrans? Few things have been so grateful to my anxious feelings as when, in June last, the local force in Missouri aided General Schofield to so promptly send a large general force to the relief of General Grant, then investing Vicksburg and menaced from without by General Johnston. Was this all wrong? Should the enrolled militia then have been broken up, and General Herron kept from Grant to police Missouri? So far from finding cause to object, I confess to a sympathy for whatever relieves our general force in Missouri, and allows it to serve elsewhere. I, therefore, as at present advised, cannot attempt the destruction of the enrolled militia of Missouri. I may add that, the force being under the national military control, it is also within the proclamation in regard to the habeas corpus. I concur in the propriety of your request in regard to electi
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Index (search)
from, 297 Army of the Frontier, the, S. commanding, 61, 64, 65; Herron commanding, 64 Army of the Ohio, the, Gen. Foster relieved by S.somebody anyhow, 117; letter from S. to, April 15, 1864, 117-119 Herron, Maj.-Gen. Francis J., at Wilson's Creek, 62; marches to Blunt's asiscation in Missouri, 57, 58; S. misrepresented before, 63; rebukes Herron, 64; reappoints S. major-general, 66; personal relations with S., apinion of Blunt, 63, 64; his confidence betrayed by Curtis, 63, 65; Herron protests against serving under, 64; opinion of Herron, 64; nominateHerron, 64; nominated major-general of volunteers, 64; Senatorial opposition to, 64, 66, 109, 110, 116, 117; reinforces Grant at Vicksburg with men and supplies, his confiscation order repudiated by the President, 57, 58; rebukes Herron, 64; ignores S.'s request for instructions on the negro enlistment ment, the, orders S.'s dismissal from the Military Academy, 10, 11; Herron's protest to, 64; receives allegations about arming disloyal person