Category: Controversies of a Campaign
DEBATE: Was Sheridan Justified in Relieving Warren at Five Forks?
Over at the Siege of Petersburg Online today, the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Five Forks, James F. Epperson and I (Brett Schulte) debate the following question: Was Sheridan’s relief of Warren at Five Forks justified? For those of you unfamiliar with this particular controversy, I’ll try not to take my side in the […]
Was General Sherman Smeared?
This being the 150th anniversary of Sherman’s March to the Sea, the venerable New York times has an article questioning just how bad Uncle Billy really was. Seems we have a new crop of historians who think that the Southern demonization of him was unwarranted, a sour grapes myth by the defeated Confederates perpetuated by […]