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Crisis of command in the Army of the Potomac : Sheridan's search for an effective general

Author: Jay W Simson
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2008.
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"With the ascendancy of Ulysses S. Grant in late 1863, the command tone of the U.S. Army underwent a dramatic change. Phillip Sheridan set about reorganizing the command to reflect Grant's new style. During the last six months of the war, he relieved three generals of their commands due to their inability to follow his orders precisely"--Provided by publisher.
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Simson, Jay W., 1953-
Crisis of command in the Army of the Potomac.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2008
(OCoLC)653377528
Named Person: Philip Henry Sheridan; William Woods Averell; Alfred Thomas Archimedes Torbert; G K Warren; Ranald Slidell Mackenzie
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jay W Simson
ISBN: 9780786436538 0786436530
OCLC Number: 182656596
Description: vi, 239 p. : maps, ports. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Pt. 1. William Woods Averell : the man who preferred mountains. Averell's background --
The Battle of Kelly's Ford --
The Chancellorsville Campaign --
Redemption in the mountains --
Averell and Sheridan --
Fisher's Hill --
Sheridan sacks Averell --
pt. 2. Alfred Thomas Archimedes Torbet : the man who was promoted too far. Commissioned by both sides --
Torbet in the Overland Campaign and at Trevilian Station --
Chief of cavalry --
Failure at Milford --
Hesitation at Tom's Brook --
The Battle of Cedar Creek --
Flunking the final exam at Gordonsville --
pt. 3. Gouverneur Kemble Warren : the man who suffered from combat fatigue. The master engineer, cartographer and teacher --
Showing the spark at second Manassas/Bull Run --
The hero at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg --
A strong performance at Bristoe Station --
Moral courage at Mine Run --
The long hard grind of the Overland Campaign --
On the road to Five Forks --
Broken hero at the fatal victory of Five Forks --
The court of inquiry --
pt. 4. Ranald Slidell Mackenzie : the man who proved the rule. The most promising young officer in the Army --
The perpetual punisher --
Mackenzie at Five Forks --
The pursuit to Appomattox --
The most tragic one of them all --
Sheridan's troubleshooter.
Responsibility: Jay W. Simson.
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"With the ascendancy of Ulysses S. Grant in late 1863, the command tone of the U.S. Army underwent a dramatic change. Phillip Sheridan set about reorganizing the command to reflect Grant's new style. During the last six months of the war, he relieved three generals of their commands due to their inability to follow his orders precisely"--Provided by publisher.

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