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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book I:—the American army. (search)
improvised troops. The name of the young general Scott, lately the illustrious senior of the Amerrk; they were in a majority in the army of General Scott, who made the decisive campaign; the volunhe service to sustain the national honor, when Scott, detained at Puebla for want of troops, found ccount. So that, while we find the army which Scott led into Mexico proceeding with great regulariy not meddling with their intestine quarrels. Scott, who had no more idea of their regeneration thment, the latter found its retreat cut off. Scott's troops showed their valor, not only by resolady have been landed at Vera Cruz to reinforce Scott, who was condemned to inactivity on the table-uns between the lakes Tezcuco and Chalco, when Scott perceived that he could not open himself a pasiving special mention in the despatches of General Scott, sixteen became generals in the Federal arled and instructed under the assiduous care of Scott, soon rivalled in ardor and soldierly bearing [11 more...]
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—secession. (search)
ll the remainder to the arsenals situated on the soil of the States ready for insurrection. General Scott, commanderin-chief of the Federal army, had asked in vain before the election that some meas presence in Washington of a few companies of regular troops, which through the foresight of General Scott had been ordered there, certain conspirators were planning to prevent the installation of thring act to oppose his course. On the 14th, Butler made a feint to the westward, and, while General Scott was preparing the plan of a regular campaign for the purpose of capturing the rebel city, hes was conferred on General McDowell, who had long held an important position on the staff of General Scott. It was a difficult task, but McDowell possessed as much experience of military affairs as been gained by the occupation of Harper's Ferry. Patterson had scarcely reached this place when Scott, always anxious for the safety of the capital, ordered him to send the greatest portion of his f
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—the first conflict. (search)
med the offensive, in pursuance of instructions from Scott, and had thus detained the forces which the Confeder Neither the good sense nor the experience of General Scott had any power to resist the impetuous current. n, had shown excellent administrative talents on General Scott's staff. Possessed of indefatigable energy, hise offensive in eight days, and at the same time General Scott gave him formal assurance that Patterson should erseverance of his soldiers and the promises of General Scott. He would, in fact, have achieved a certain vic had allowed Johnston to escape him by alleging that Scott had directed him to use the utmost caution, and had n of his conduct in this campaign.—Ed. Patterson and Scott were both in the wrong; public opinion thought so, and the former retired to private life, whither Scott, who was no longer the brilliant general of the Mexican waFrench regulations (infantry tactics), translated by Scott, in order to expound them on the following day. O
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book IV:—the first autumn. (search)
easures adopted by Fremont. Thus, for instance, a few days after his arrival, he was ordered by Scott to send immediately to Washington five thousand men, formed into regiments, armed, and equipped.he way for the beginning of a new era in the war. On the 1st of November McClellan had succeeded Scott in the supreme command of the armies, and he had entrusted the department of the West to Generalengagement fought among the houses of that village. In the mean time, McClellan had succeeded Scott in the supreme command. One of his first acts was to send General Buell on the 4th of November nt Lincoln delighted in those days in going to talk strategy with him. His superior officer, General Scott, who regarded him as his pupil, thwarted him in nothing. His inferiors unanimously submittegn for the execution of which the public was waiting so impatiently. On the 31st of October General Scott, urged by numerous solicitations, and himself convinced that he had arrived at an age which
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book V:—the first winter. (search)
had broken at Fort Henry one link in the chain upon which all the system of his adversary's defences rested, the latter hastened to repair the want of foresight which had caused this weak portion of his line to be neglected. While his materiel, followed by the bulk of his army, was gradually proceeding from Bowling Green towards Nashville, he concentrated all his available forces at Fort Donelson. General Pillow, the same who as division commander in Mexico had caused so much trouble to General Scott, had joined with his division on the 9th of February the garrison of Fort Henry, which had taken refuge in Fort Donelson since the rout of the 5th. Buckner with his division from Bowling Green had arrived on the 11th. He was followed on the 12th and the 13th by General Floyd, at the head of a strong brigade of Virginians from Russellville and Cumberland City, whither those troops had retired and reorganized after their defeat in West Virginia a few months previously. The Confederates
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), chapter 8 (search)
e disburser of the funds required to pay the expenses it had authorized; they had only to settle the pay, the bounties, and a few trifling expenses; consequently none of them remained with the army; mere birds of passage, they made their appearance at certain stated periods, settled the pay-accounts according to the company-rolls, and disappeared immediately after. We will sum up this sketch by showing, first, what the composition of the headquarters of a general-in-chief, such as that of Scott in Mexico, is, and then the organization and interior administration of the regiment. We will thus be spared the necessity of recurring to these details when we shall have to speak of the volunteer armies which were formed on the same model. All the members of the headquarters were designated as aides-decamp, and were distinguished by the addition to their titles of the three letters A. D. C., although their functions differed. Near the general there was, first of all, the chief of st