No, you are partially
correct but it was Slocum who refused to server under Hooker. He simply
despised the man. Hooker could tolerate Slocum but would never serve
under him. Hooker had to learn to tolerate those who resented him since it was
such a large club. But his animosity toward Howard was justified as
Howard had failed to bolster, heck, even make an effort, to build up a
defensive position on the right flank of the Union Army at Chancellorsville.
Slocumʼs animosity toward Hooker was just as justifiable.
To pacify Slocum and keep
him from resigning rather than server under Hooker, he was given command of the
Vicksburg occupation and supply base where he was exceptional. Once Hooker left
the army prior to Atlanta falling, Sherman quickly moved Slocum in where he
rose to be Hookerʼs number 2 man. It was Slocum who first received the
surrender of Atlanta and forwarded it on to Shermanʼs HQ and it was Slocum who
was the first Union force to enter Atlanta. Just after Atlanta Sherman divided
his army into 2 separate armyʼs, confirmed by D.C. and used them as 2
independent wings under Shermanʼs command. Slocum had one and Howard the other
and Slocum performed excellently throughout the march to the sea and the
fighting in the Carolinaʼs.
From: civilwarwest@ yahoogroups.
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Sent: Friday, July 11, 2008 4:22
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Subject: Re: [civilwarwest] Re:
Was Logan dissed for higher command?
Wasn't Hooker pissed off about Slocum getting a
command as well, or am I getting my facts screwed up?
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Sent: Friday, July 11, 2008 4:00:21 PM
Subject: Re: [civilwarwest] Re: Was Logan dissed for higher command?
message dated 7/11/2008 4:19:30 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, cvail19@yahoo. com
everyone knows Hooker and Howard never saw eye to eye with each other. I think
you can blame Chancelorsville on that one lols.
And I agree I think if Logan might have been give command of AOT, Hooker would
have stayed in the war.
got mad because Howard, a regular officer like him, was placed in command of
the AotT, yet he'd been OK with a non-professional volunteer being placed
in command in his place? I doubt it. Probably
would have made him much more upset. Bottom line is that he
was the senior of Sherman's corps commanders and had commanded an army once
before. Logan would have made him just as mad, if not madder.