Monthly Archives: January 2012

Buell and East Tennessee

If a modern General took 4 months to show ANY SIGNS of movement toward a military objective he would be replaced forthwith and that is even discounting our modern communications. General Buell had been given explicit orders to move on East Tennessee SIX TIMES from assuming command on Nov 15, 1861 through February 1862 but Buell ignored or circumvented the… (more…)

Never a truer word has been written

Short of the Gospel of course… General William Tecumseh Sherman on the state of affairs in Kentucky in October of 1861: I was unnecessarily unhappy, and doubtless exhibited it too much to those near me ; but it did seem to me that the Govern- ment at Washington, intent on the larger preparations of Fre- mont in Missouri and McClellan… (more…)