Wednesday, February 27, 2019

McHenry County Civil War Round Table Discussion Group, Feb. 23-- Part 1: Sherman's 1865 Carolinas Campaign


Meeting at Panera Bread, Crystal Lake, Illinois.

Things I found out:

**  Was it the final campaign of the Western Theater?  Even though it took place in the Eastern Theater.  Essentially it was because it involved the armies of the west on the Union side and the pitiful remnants of the once grand Army of Tennessee on the Confederate side.

**  Logistically, John Schofield moving his 13th Corps from Nashville, Tennessee, to Washington, D.C. in 17 days was a remarkable logistical accomplishment.  However, I wasn't able to find out too much about it.

Sounds like a good idea for somebody's book.

**  In 1864, John Schofield commanded the Army of Ohio in the Atlanta Campaign.  He had problems with Major General John Palmer, who considered himself Schofield's superior.   Sherman removed Palmer.

--Old Secesh

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