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Miles, Nelson Appleton, 1839-1925 / Personal recollections and observations of General Nelson A. Miles embracing a brief view of the Civil War, or, From New England to the Golden Gate: and the story of his Indian campaigns, with comments on the exploration, development and progress of our great western empire

Chapter XXXVIII. The Arizona campaign. II,   pp. 494-505 PDF (4.7 MB)

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direct telegraphic communication with Fort Apache. There in the tele-
graph office I opened connunication with Colonel Wade and directed him
to secure the entire Indian camp at Fort Apache and move them north to
the railroad, and thence east to Florida.
   The result proved that no mistake had been made in the selection of an
officer for this duty. Colonel J. F. Wade is "a chip of the old block,"
a son of
that eminent statesman, the late Benjamin F. Wade of Obio, who for many
                          ON TIHE WtAY TO FLORIDA.
years represented that State in the Senate of the United States. He inherited
the sterling qualities of his illustrious father. As a boy of eighteen he
a distinguished soldier during the great war, and has since fulfilled all
requirements of his positions from lieutenant to that of one of the senior
colonels of the army of to-day. It was only necessary to give him an
order, and he could be left to execute it according to his own best judg-
ment. Yet I was extremely anxious at this critical moment of the cam-
paign, because I so fully realized how disastrous it would be should he

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