Tag: ulysses s. grant
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 […]
The Sacking of “Baldy” Smith: July 19, 1864
Editor’s Note: This post was originally posted at The Siege of Petersburg Online and has been cross-posted here for the benefit of TOCWOC readers. *** July 19, 1864: William F. “Baldy” Smith is Relieved from Command of 18th Corps, AotJ Today marks the 150th anniversary of William F. “Baldy” Smith’s removal from command of the […]
Where was Rosecrans?
Previously I wrote about who really won the battle of Iuka. This time I am going to dig deeper into Rosecrans’ performance at that battle. Attention has often been deflected from Rosecrans by questions about where Grant and Ord were during the battle. A lot of ink has been spilled about ‘acoustic shadows’, mis-communication or […]
The Last Campaign of the War: Albert Stickney’s Unpublished Five Forks Manuscript
Researcher and Petersburg author/editor Bryce Suderow is the gift that keeps on giving. Bryce was kind enough to pass along to me the unpublished Five Forks manuscript of Albert Stickney. The first two parts are available now at The Siege of Petersburg Online, with the last three parts appearing over the next three days. Who […]