Re: [civilwarwest] Confederate Fort Names - a correction
- At 5:06 PM -0400 9/4/00, panzerbaer@... wrote:
>I went back to my sources to see whereMcPherson is described this way in a lot of sources, with Albert
>I made my mistake and found the original quote I had read in Symond's
>biography of Cleburne: "McPherson...the only Union army commander to
>be killed in battle during the war"
Sydney Johnston being his Confederate counterpart, but it seems to me
that Nathaniel Lyon should be counted as another U.S. army commander
KIA. When he was killed at Wilson's Creek I believe his force was
officially designated the Army of the West.