gradually made up its mind to fight, and then he offered his services to the War Department, and was appointed colonel of the Thirteenth United States Infantry.
Sherman's military career falls into four rather distinct parts: The Manassas, or Bull Run, campaign, and Kentucky, in 1861; the Shiloh-Corinth campaign, in 1862; the opening of the Mississippi, in 1863; the campaigns in Georgia and the Carolinas, in 1864-65.
During the first two years, he was making mistakes, getting experience, and learning his profession.
In the third campaign, his military reputation was made secure, and in the last one he crushed half the Confederacy mainly by his destructive marches.
At Bull Run, or Manassas, he commanded a brigade with
Leaders in the Atlanta campaign— group no. 2: commanders of brigades and divisions which fought under McPherson, Thomas and hooker in the campaign for Atlanta, summer of 1864
Thos. H. Ruger commanded a brigade under General Hooker.
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