John McAllister Schofield (1831-1906)

General John M. Schofield was a graduate of West Point and a career U.S. Army officer. Schofield was brigadier general of the Army of the Frontier, and a major general of volunteers of the Department of the Army of Ohio. He served with General Sherman in the Atlanta Campaign and was instrumental in defeating Confederate General Hood's troops in Nashville. After the war, Schofield was sent on a secret mission to France and successfully negotiated the removal of French troops from Mexico. He served briefly as secretary of war under President Andrew Johnson (1868). He then served as commander in chief of the Army (1888-95).

1865 circa 5 years
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