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John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 9: Dana's influence in the tribune (search)
ere filled with criticisms of the latest books by Ripley, Hildreth, George William Curtis, and other rising men, and this made it welcome to the preachers, school-masters, and professional men throughout the North. Thus the advanced thought of the day on every subject was widely disseminated. On the other hand, the leading Southern men, and the leading Democrats from both sections, were kept under constant observation and criticism. Such men as Davis, Toombs, Benjamin, Hammond, Chesnut, Hunter, Mason, Slidell, Douglas, and Breckenridge were kept constantly before the country. Their actions were questioned, their speeches were analyzed, and their motives were impugned. Nothing they did was allowed to go unchallenged. Every sentiment they uttered was tested by the Constitution as well as by the eternal principles of justice. Benjamin was unsparingly denounced for his plea in the Senate in behalf of slavery as the necessary condition of labor in the tropics as well as in the So
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 12: eyes of the government (search)
retary offered him the position of second assistant secretary, which he at once accepted. Now occurred an incident which well illustrates the capricious temper of Stanton, and the uncertainty of all his actions till they were beyond the hope of recall. After hearing from the secretary that he should consider the matter settled, the new assistant took his leave, but unfortunately on his way out he met Charles G. Halpine, a bright Irish newspaper man who had served as adjutant-general on General Hunter's staff at Port Royal, and had afterwards gained some distinction as a writer over the signature of Miles O'Reilly. Nothing had been said to put Dana on guard against telling about his appointment, which must have become known to everybody immediately, and so, naturally enough, without a thought of harm, he told his friend, who repeated it to the reporters, and they in turn sent it to the New York papers as an item of news. The irascible secretary was offended and recalled the appoint
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 19: Grant's overland campaign against Richmond (search)
l army south of the Chickahominy; then he means to destroy both of the railroads up to the North Anna before he moves from here; besides, he wishes to keep the enemy so engaged here that he can detach no troops to interfere with the operations of Hunter. Then marching against Lynchburg. In pursuance of the policy of crowding Lee south of the Chickahominy, Dana's later despatches of the same evening, aided by those of the next day, show that while Sheridan's orders did not reach him in timucceeded in defeating every movement and combination to carry it into effect. Lee's detachment of Ewell, also mentioned for the first time in that despatch, was an event of the greatest importance, for it not only put the seal to the defeat of Hunter at Lynchburg, but notified the government of a series of bold and energetic counter-movements down the valley of the Shenandoah against Washington, which were destined to completely paralyze Grant's aggressive plans, and compel the principal army
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 20: Confederate operations in Northern Virginia (search)
rant's headquarters that Ewell and Early, whose detachment from Lee's army had been reported by Meade, were moving down the Shenandoah Valley. Having disposed of Hunter and forced him to withdraw in the direction of the Ohio, they were quick to perceive that there was no force in the way to stay their march towards Washington. Otruction of mills, workshops, and factories, and the breaking of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad for many miles. This despatch ends as follows: No news from Hunter. The force of the enemy is everywhere stated at from twenty to thirty thousand. The idea of cutting off their retreat would seem to be futile, for there are plend Ord the Eighteenth corps, but there is no head to the whole, and it seems indispensable that you should appoint one. It then called attention to the fact that Hunter will be the ranking officer if he ever gets up, but he will not do, that in the judgment of the secretary he ought instantly to be relieved, as he had proved hims
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 21: administration of War Department (search)
paign has produced no decisive results yet, the public mind has developed an extraordinary sensitiveness, and this disaster will weigh far more than it ought. Stoneman surrendered his entire command to an inferior force of Confederates, mostly militia, while on a raid in the vicinity of Macon, Georgia. Why didn't you come down with the general on Sunday? The general at first proposed to put either Sheridan or Meade in charge of the campaign in the Valley; next he sent word to leave Hunter in command if he had already taken the field, but to put Sheridan over the Sixth corps and the cavalry, and now Halleck has telegraphed to him to suggest that Sheridan had better be put in command of the whole, but no reply has been received. It is dreadful to say that, with the large force assembled for this campaign, there is not a reasonable certainty as to what will be its result. Sheridan says that cavalry is of no great value on the James River, because the country is so broken,
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Index (search)
349, 350, 351, 355, 356. Hooker, General, 268, 275, 278, 283, 284-286, 291. Hooper, 354. Horace, quotation from, 56. Hosmer, Rev. Mr., 18. Household Book of Poetry, 54, 157, 158, 174, 175, 177, 288, 289, 501, 503. Hovey, General, 223, 246. Howard, General, 278, 285, 291, 292. Hudson, Frederick, 128, 486. Hudson, Lieutenant-Colonel, 366. Hugo, Victor, 67, 72. Human Restlessness and divine Providence, 113. Humphreys, General, 325. Hungary, 80, 81, 86, 88, 96. Hunter, General, 194, 323, 331, 336, 337, 342, 453. Huntington, Susanna, 1, 2. Huntington, William Henry, 173, 175, 212, 243, 394. Hurlbut, General, 205, 225, 302. I. Icaria, 94. Indianapolis, Indiana, 276, 347. Internal revenue, 466, 467. Irish cause, 475. Irish repeal. 53. Island No.10, 191. Italy, 79-81, 88, 89. J. Jackson, city of, 209, 212, 220-223. James, A. B., 147. James, J. Russell, 311, 312, 405. James River, 327, 329, 333, 342. Japan, 132. Jasper, town of