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Old March 16th, 2013, 03:57 PM   #81

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Now, since I've been ragging on Sheridan pretty hard lately, I should make note of his real abilities. I think Cedar Creek and especially the Appomattox Campaign proved that Sheridan had a real talent for combined-arms operations involving both infantry and cavalry. Operating more as Grant's point-man, rather than specifically a cavalryman (His second-in-command Merritt more or less ran the cavalry,) he was superb in the Appomattox Campaign. While he probably wasn't nearly as efficient as he could have been, he did get the job done in the Valley. So in regards to the roles Grant wanted him to play, he was basically two-for-three. He had his uses, and Grant found them eventually.
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^^ I agree, Sheridan was pretty awesome during the Appomattox campaign. He wasted no time taking advantage of the gap in Lee's army that led to the battle at Sayler's Creek.

One question please, at the battle of Five Forks, Warren was late 6 hours to arrive with his army and Sheridan became furious at him and relieved him of duty even tho the Union won the battle. Was his anger justified, or did he fired Warren just out of spite?
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^^ I agree, Sheridan was pretty awesome during the Appomattox campaign. He wasted no time taking advatange of the gap in Lee's army that led to the battle at Sayler's Creek.

One question please, at the battle of Five Forks, Warren was late 6 hours to arrive with his army and Sheridan became furious at him and relieved him of duty even tho the Union won the battle. Was his anger justified, or did he fired Warren just out of spite?
Warren wasn't actually late; Grant was apparently misinformed to the time that it would take Warren to reach Sheridan, and sent Sheridan a misleading estimate. Before the Warren Court of Inquiry, Grant honestly admitted he could not remember why he believed Warren would reach Sheridan at that particular time. Warren didn't get relieved for being late though. He was relieved out of pure spite by Sheridan. Here's an article on it.

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Warren wasn't actually late; Grant was apparently misinformed to the time that it would take Warren to reach Sheridan, and sent Sheridan a misleading estimate. Before the Warren Court of Inquiry, Grant honestly admitted he could not remember why he believed Warren would reach Sheridan at that particular time. Warren didn't get relieved for being late though. He was relieved out of pure spite by Sheridan. Here's an article on it.

Decision at The Battle of Five Forks ? 1865
Thank you greatly, very informative. If only Sheridan wasn't such an evil man who destroyed various generals' careers, he would have been a splendid general.
I believe he resembled Sherman very much, if you exclude the spite that Sheridan had towards pretty much everyone except Grant and few others...
I mean, he couldn't even grow a beard...

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Thank you greatly, very informative. If only Sheridan wasn't such an evil man who destroyed various generals' careers, he would have been a splendid general.
I believe he resembled Sherman very much, if you exclude the spite that Sheridan had towards pretty much everyone except Grant and few others...
I mean, he couldn't even grow a beard...
Actually he could. It really didn't suit him. And I don't see him as all that similar to Sherman except that they both had a fondness for fires.

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Hey, that reminds me. Has wilber6150 posted any more of his excellent colorized photos?
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Hey, that reminds me. Has wilber6150 posted any more of his excellent colorized photos?
Oh that's whats wrong with that picture.
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Incidentally, the fellow with the Rasputin beard in that photo is David Gregg, and the somewhat angry-looking guy without a beard is Merritt. I think the guy on the far right is Torbert.
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Incidentally, the fellow with the Rasputin beard in that photo is David Gregg, and the somewhat angry-looking guy without a beard is Merritt. I think the guy on the far right is Torbert.
Whose the one with the goatee?
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Whose the one with the stick?
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