By Philip Katcher
Whilst the warfare among the States broke out in 1861, the united states military had in basic terms 4 line generals – and 3 of these have been over 70 years of age and veterans of the Napoleonic interval. approximately one in 3 of America's specialist officials selected to serve the Confederacy, and the government's pressing have to locate commanders for its significantly multiplied military positioned stars at the shoulders of fellows of very assorted backgrounds and abilities. the pains of conflict might quickly separate the born leaders from the over-promoted and the political opportunists. This moment quantity dedicated to Union generals examines the careers and personalities of 25 commanders whose carrier used to be as a rule, or before everything, within the Western theater of battle.
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The sight convinced Reynolds that the Confederates were present in force and that Gettysburg was the place to stand and destroy Lee's army. no Army militia. " The Iron Brigade soon seized the advan- The Federal en to General Doubleday, a former comrade in the extended farther south than that of the Confederates, and in the brigade's advance the 19th Indiana and certain lack of the 24th Michigan surged ahead, turned Ar- to see tage. " in a Unable to withstand such fire from both front and flank, Archer's Confederates made a hasty retreat back across Willoughby Run.
Among the most successful of the Federal breechloaders was the Sharps Model 1859. It proved so pop ular that the Confederates produced copies at their Richmond armory. The best of the War's sidearms, the 1860 Colt Army Revolver, could be reloaded quickly because it fired car- tridges of animal skin, cloth or paper that burned along with the gunpowno case to be extracted. der, leaving 1 The 1860 Light Cavalry Saber, of a design used by troopers in both armies, had a leather sword knot that fastened about the wrist.
Almost incidentally, Harrison remarked upon leaving Lee's presence Hooker that had been relieved of command and that the Ww* A^ Army of the Potomac was now led by a littleknown general named Meade. \\o \ \ *>^m v. - ' v. 5 fog. ^^ "He Hooker had seemed acts like a man without complained one of his is ^v^^Wi^:^. " Remarkably, Hooker himself 33 A Hard Road seemed mv one point writing CO agree, at leek. " Hooker had begun the northwest, and by After Brandy Station, to slide his June 19 it army to was spread between Manassas and Leesburg, near the Potomac.
american civil war commanders 3 - union west by Philip Katcher