Re: Phil Sheridan
- --- In civilwarwest@y..., josepharose@y... wrote:
>Sheridan's first command was a cavalry command.
> Grant took Baldy Smith and Phil Sheridan east with him. Why he
> made Little Phil a cavalry commander, I couldn't say.
Sheridan had a couple of things I think Grant held in high esteem.
First, he had a well-rounded background, having served in staff, as
well as infantry and cavalry assignments. Second, he'd served in the
quartermaster area, and understood logistics. This was something
that Grant, Sherman and Sheridan all had in common. And finally, he
was obnoxiously aggressive, a trait certainly admired by Grant.
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