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Re Mansfield and Williams

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  • NJ Rebel
    Group, After Mansfield received his mortal wounding at the edge of the East Woods while trying to bring his XII Corps into line of battle, Gen. Alpheus
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 29, 2002
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      Group,

      After Mansfield received his mortal wounding at the edge of the
      East Woods while trying to bring his XII Corps into line of
      battle, Gen. Alpheus Williams succeeded him in temporary command.

      Does anyone know if the two generals thought well of each other,
      or did Williams, who was a veteran of combat at that point
      (IIRC), felt he should have been given command of the XII Corps
      rather than Mansfield who had held mostly administrative, again
      IIRC, posts in the Old Army prior to the outbreak of the Civil
      War?

      Your humble servant,
      Gerry Mayers
      Co. B, "Tom Green Rifles",
      Fourth Regiment, Texas Volunteer Infantry

      A Proud American by Birth, Southern by Choice!

      "I know of no fitter resting-place for a soldier than the field
      on which he has nobly laid down his life." --General Robert
      Edward Lee
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