24438Re: [civilwarwest] NEW THREAD... Who was the most under rated leader of the C...
- Jan 1, 2004Since Sam is apparently too modest to post his literary accomplishments, I will. He has published two books: "Soldier of Tennessee: General Alexander P. Stewart and the Civil War in the West." The softcover copy is being released in February, and there are hardcopy copies available through Amazon. The other book is "Doctor Quintard, Chaplain CSA and Second Bishop of Tennessee: The Memoir and Civil War Diary of Charles Todd Quintard which came out in hardcover in July 2003. CaroleOn Thu, 1 Jan 2004 16:55:44 -0800 (PST) George Hall <preachergeorgewv@...> writes:What book is this? I'm too new to know. Thanks.
--- tmix <tmix@...> wrote:
> Stewart is beginning to get some of the credit due
> him but you started
> it all with your book. He was an excellent General
> as is your book. Tom
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> In a message dated 1/1/04 4:24:37 PM Eastern
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> DPowell334@... writes:
> Now, I will agree that Cleburne showed evidence, by
> the time of
> Missionary Ridge and after, that he would make a
> fine Corps commander -
> at one point he was in charge of 8 brigades, and
> that without benefit of
> subordinate divisional commanders. But I think he
> remained a cipher for
> Army command, despite the exuberent claims of his
> Whenever anyone goes overboard on Cleburne, I enjoy
> posting the
> following from OR 38(5):892:
> ATLANTA, July 19, 1864.
> JAMES A. SEDDON,
> Secretary of War:
> I need a commander for my old corps. I have assigned
> Cheatham to it, although he did not desire it. I
> have no major-general
> in that corps whom I deem Suitable for the position,
> and it was Hardee's
> opinion that Cheatham was the best man at my
> disposal, my corps
> commanders concurring also. It is my opinion that if
> the Department has
> no more fitting person in view and no strong
> objection thereto, that
> Major-General Mansfield Lovell might be assigned
> here for the purpose,
> to the great advantage of this army. If a
> lieutenant-general to be
> appointed and sent to me, I know of no one that I
> would prefer to Maj.
> Gen. Wade Hampton or S. D. Lee.
> J. B. HOOD,
> Note that it was Cleburne's sponsor Hardee who
> recommended Cheatham.
> Thanks for your kind words re Stewart, Dave.
> Recent historians seem to
> be doing better at giving him his due.
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