Can't have what, Harry?
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, Harry Smeltzer <hjs21@c...>
> Maybe he WASN'T fit to command a division.
> But, that would mean.....uh oh, can't have that!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Will [mailto:wh_keene@y...]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2003 9:02 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [civilwarwest] Re: Hamilton's Downfall
> What I can add about Hamilton:
> When McClellan removed him from command he declared that Hamilton
> not fit to command a division. Grant thought a little better of
> When Hurlbut went on leave in early 1863, Hamilton was assigned
> command Hurlbut's Corps. When Hurlbut returned, Hamilton was
> district (Corinth, I think) under Hurlbut. Hamilton did not like
> and tried to assert his authority over Hurlbut, demanding to know
> when Hurlbut's rank dated from so that Hamilton could claim that
> was senior and thereby take charge. Hamilton also wrote to Grant
> criticizing Hurlbut.
> Grant decided that Hamilton and Hurlbut could not work together,
> he offered Hamilton a division in the field. The Corps
> were assigned by the President, so a division was the highest
> command Grant could offer. Hamilton felt he deserved better and
> demanded it. Grant told him to take what was offered or resign.
> Hamilton resigned and used his political connections to bad mouth
> --- In email@example.com, "Martin Williams"
> <williams484@m...> wrote:
> > This much I know:
> > Charles Smith Hamilton graduated from West Point in the Class
> of '43, five
> > numbers behind Grant and like Grant assigned to the infantry.
> > Grant, he resigned from the Regular Army (in 1853).
> > In 1861 Hamilton was appointed colonel of the 3rd Wisconsin
> Infantry, which
> > was shipped to Washington and later assigned to Banks'
> > was promoted to Brigadier General commanding a brigade in that
> > When the original V Corps was formed in 3/62 and Banks promoted
> > it, Hamilton relieved him as the division commander. Soon
> > McClellan moved Hamilton over to command a division in the III
> Corps (A. S.
> > Williams- no relation- succeeded Hamilton in the first division
> > In 4/62 something led McClellan to send Hamilton away from the
> of the
> > Potomac and replace him with Phil Kearny.
> > Hamilton went back to the west and was assigned to command a
> division in the
> > Army of the Mississippi. For his performance at Iuka and
> > was promoted to Major General of Volunteers. As I mentioned
> other day,
> > as of 11/2/62 Hamilton was commanding the Centre of Grant's
> when it
> > started the overland campaign, with McPherson in command of the
> > Sherman of the right, and McClernand expected to rejoin the
> soon. (And
> > let us not forget Ord, then recuperating from his Corinth
> > In 12/62 the army is reorganized into four corps commanded by
> > Sherman, Hurlbut and McPherson, leaving Hamilton the odd man
> > Catton, in "Grant Moves South," explains that in 4/63 Hamilton
> wrote several
> > letters to his political sponsor, C. C. Doolittle (?), that
> > critical of Grant's character and ability. Grant learned of
> letters and
> > apparently confronted Hamilton, who gave up his command and
> resigned from
> > the army.
> > Can anyone add to this?
> > >From: "wh_keene" <wh_keene@y...>
> > >Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > >To: email@example.com
> > >Subject: [civilwarwest] Re: Vicksburg
> > >Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2003 23:35:45 -0000
> > >
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