Re: [civilwarwest] Re: Lew Wallace's Destination
- Years ago a friend asked me to determine what happened to Grant's army in the months after Shiloh (leaving aside the division reassignments Halleck made during the advance on Corinth). This is what Dyer, backed by the OR, had to say:Overall, the command was known as the Department of the Mississippi. Dyer lists Halleck as still being in command until September 19, 1862- strange considering that Halleck had departed for Washington in July. The Department was broken up that same September 19th.In July, 1862, McClernand's 1st Division was redesignated as the 1st Division, District of Jackson.2nd Division, by then commanded by E. O. C. Ord, and 6th Division, by then commanded by T. W. Sherman, became respectively the 2nd and 6th Divisions of the District of Corinth.Wallace's 3rd Division was transferred to the District of East Arkansas, losing all identity as a division. Wallace himself gave up command of the division in June; Dyer does not give an exact date. In September the state of Arkansas was transferred to the Department of Missouri.Hurlbut's 4th Division and W. T. Sherman's 5th Division became respectively the 4th and 5th Divisions of the District of Memphis.The cutting edge of the army was, in fact, the Army of the Mississippi, commanded by Rosecrans, which grew to a total of five divisions by September.My suspicious nature speculates that there was still some bad feeling toward Wallace that July, that the 3rd Division was broken up to give him nothing to command if and when he returned to duty, and that if he insisted on going to Arkansas anyway he would still be located in a comparative backwater.
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> ...Lewis Cass (first governor ofHe was also a general in the war of 1812, Secretary of War under
> Michigan I believe)...
Jackson, Secretary of State under Buchanan [until he resigned during
the secession crisis] and the Democratic Party's Presidential
Candidate in 1848 (lost to Taylor), in addition to a bunch of other
sutff (amassador, congressman, senator)