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2366RE: [TalkAntietam] General Julius White

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  • Harry Smeltzer
    Nov 26 11:17 AM
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      White was an Illinois politician. He had been in the Wisconsin legislature.
      Started out as Col. of the 37th Il. He commanded a brigade and was wounded
      at Pea Ridge in March 1862, and promoted to BG in June 1862.

      According to Shea & Hess in "Pea Ridge" (a great book, BTW), White "lost
      control of his brigade of Illinois regiments in Morgan's Woods and was
      forced to disengage in order to save his command from disintegrating."

      He later commanded a division under Burnside at Knoxville, and, uh oh, was
      his chief of staff up until the Crater. After Burnside's departure, White
      got a division in 9th Corps, but went home sick shortly thereafter. His
      resignation was accepted 11/19/64. He was brevetted MGUSV 3/13/65.


      -----Original Message-----
      From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com] On
      Behalf Of Teej Smith
      Sent: Saturday, November 26, 2005 2:04 PM
      To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] General Julius White

      Tom Clemens wrote:

      >I think Teetor is over-compensating, and his book is not that good.
      > White had no experience, and his major claim to a generalship was being
      > an friend of Lincoln.

      According to Faust's Encyclopedia, White did better than OK at Pea





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