AotC after 1864
>Didn't the 14th 15th 17th and 20th Corps become the the Army of Georgia?
>14th and 20th was the Army of Georgia, 15th and 17th remained the Army of the Tennessee.
Esteemed group,I believe the designation "Army of Georgia" was not made official till April 1865. Up to that point, 14th & 20th Army Corps were known as "Detachment, Army of the Cumberland." There are several letters in documentary edition of Sherman's letters (ed. by Brooks Simpson, I think) refer to General Thomas' efforts to get both corps transferred back to the AotC. General Sherman pressed for a creation of the "Army of Georgia" to blunt Thomas, and to elevate General Slocum to permanent army command. I do not have the volume in my office, if anyone need the citations, please let me know.Regards,Bill~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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