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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Book notices. (search)
numbers which Northern generals and Northern writers attribute to him, then the story of Gettysburg and of the war would have been far different. Sherman's Historical raid. By H. V. Boynton. Cincinnati: Wilstach, Baldwin & Co. The author has kindly sent us a copy of this able and scathing review of Sherman's Memoirs, and we have read it with very great interest. He shows most conclusively from the official records that Sherman has done great injustice to Grant, Buell, Rosecrans, Thomas, McPherson, Schofield, and almost every other officer to whom he alludes in his book, and he carries the war into Africa by severely criticising Sherman's generalship, upon some of his most important fields, and showing that he was actually saved from terrible disaster again and again by the very men whom he now disparages. We cannot, of course, accept all that General Boynton has written; but we rejoice to see this well merited rebuke to the General of the Army who not only makes himself
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Address before the Mecklenburg (N. C.) Historical Society. (search)
ry for the Union was a Virginian. Next to Grant and Sherman, the most successful Federal generals, who struck us the heaviest blows, were born at the South--viz: Thomas, Canby, Blair, Sykes, Ord, Getty, Anderson, Alexander, Nelson, etc., etc. General Grant was beaten the first day at Shiloh and driven back to the river, cowering , and hated by all the whiskey thieves. At Chickamauga the Federal commander-in-chief gave up all as lost, and abandoned the field early in the afternoon. General Thomas, of Virginia, in the Yankee service, planted his corps on a hill, and there stood, like a rock in the ocean, resisting all assaults until nightfall, when he rs Buell directed, when Bragg advanced into Kentucky. The abandonment of Nashville then would have given the whole State over to the Confederacy. These two men — Thomas and Johnson — dug the grave of the Confederacy. Farragut, of Tennessee, rose to the highest rank in the Federal navy, for his triumphs over his native land. T
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 6.35 (search)
line of his book, so will the admirers of General Thomas find in this history of the Army of the Cu and even snatched victory from defeat. General Thomas, like General Sherman, was indecisive as tdecided to fight against Louisiana. Had General Thomas followed his natural inclinations and adhever deplore that a son so brave and so able as Thomas was did not fight by their side. He has nownal untruth, the personal contrast between General Thomas and the General of the Army is completed. cranz fought stubbornly, as he always did, and Thomas no where more signally evinced his best qualittion to press the beaten army, especially when Thomas still presented a stubborn front and covered tween the characters and conduct of Sherman and Thomas after Johnston's removal from the command of trder was, fortunately for Halleck, suspended. Thomas would not attack 'till he was ready. His victe justify Halleck's complaints on this score. Thomas' own letter, replying to these indiscreet stri[9 more...]