Memoir of Gen. A. C. Ducat

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Rand, McNally & Company, 1897 - Generals - 122 pages
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Page 1 - As when a painter, poring on a face, Divinely thro' all hindrance finds the man Behind it, and so paints him that his face, The shape and colour of a mind and life, Lives for his children, ever at its best And fullest...
Page 8 - ... there's a divinity that shapes our ends, rough hew them how we will.
Page 86 - Ducat, and his staff officers, for the able and efficient manner in which they have performed their duties. This department is largely indebted to these gentlemen for their able assistance and generous advice.
Page 70 - ... mountains of Mexico in 1883. General Crook was his immediate commander during the war, and predecessor as president of the Society of the Army of West Virginia. At the dedication of the monument, Major William McKinley delivered the principal oration. Last and most enjoyable of all was his membership in the military order of the Loyal Legion of the United States of which he was the commander-in-chief at the time of his death, in direct succession to Hancock and Sheridan, each of whom continued...
Page 117 - Resolved, that the faculty have always found her gentle and womanly, but firm in her convictions of what she believed to be right ; also that in this Providence, they have lost not only a fellow worker, but each one of them a personal friend. Resolved, that these resolutions be placed on file, and a copy of them be forwarded by the secretary to the family of the deceased.
Page 112 - Ninety-seven, the accompanying report of a Committee appointed to prepare a tribute of respect to the memory of our late Companion Colonel and Brevet Brigadier General, USA, Brigadier General and Brevet Major General, USV.
Page 73 - I have the honor to be, Colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant, US GRANT, Major-General U.
Page 102 - This bill passed both houses of the legislature and was approved by the Governor.
Page 87 - The major features of the new code centered around a yearly appropriation to "meet the expenses for rent of armories, ordnance stores, camp equipage and transportation of all battalions for at least one yearly muster, and for ammunition and a Rifle Range for practice, with an allowance per diem for every man who shall turn out upon order," and "with such provisions for the perfection of discipline as may secure an effective and creditable soldiery.
Page 88 - There was nothing left for me to do but to get up a bill myself, or let the matter entirely go by default. The result was that, by giving my personal attention to it, and being seconded by the suggestions of my staff, I fixed upon the present bill now in your hands. We none of us think it perfect.

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