Nine Months In The Quartermaster's Department; Or, The Chances For Making A Million by Charles LeibNine Months In The Quartermaster's Department; Or, The Chances For Making A Million by Charles Leib

Nine Months In The Quartermaster's Department; Or, The Chances For Making A Million

byCharles Leib

Paperback | February 1, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1862. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVII. WE ARE REJECTED. On the 23d of February, we learned by the telegraphic dispatches from Washington City, that the Senate had rejected us, on the ground that we had a million of dollars unaccounted for. The charge was so ridiculous that it only provoked a smile of contempt. Desirous of knowing, however, the truth of the statement, a member of the Military Committee was telegraphed upon the subject, who replied, he had "not even heard such a report of Captain Leib." It was a cowardly lie invented by an enemy, who desired to do us an injury. We were rejected for reasons of a political character, through the influence of a Senator noted for his heartlessness, and the pertinacity with which he follows those who will not do his bidding, and act in concert with his tools in the State he represents, and of which we are a citizen. For months, parties in his interest at Washington City, boasted that we would be defeated, and yet no charge was brought against us but what we could meet. We were aware of the hostility of this Senator, but our duties were so arduous and pressing, that, in justice to the service, we could not, nor would we ask leave of absence to go to Washington to secure our confirmation. He defeated us at the former session of Congress, but we were re-appointed upon the recommendation, and at the urgent request, of BrigadierGeneral "William S. Rosecrans, Commanding the Department; Brigadier-General B. P. Kelley, Brigadier-General James Oakes, Captain John G. Chandler, A. Q. M., the Chief Quartermaster of the Department of Western Virginia, and a large number of officers then stationed at Clarksburg. Their letters in our behalf were filed in the War Department; but when they were wanted, while our confirmation was pending before the Senat...
Title:Nine Months In The Quartermaster's Department; Or, The Chances For Making A MillionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217843417

ISBN - 13:9780217843416

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