Tag Archives: Army of Tennessee

15 December 1864: “Would you not like to get a chance “to make the fight” on either line?”

Item Description: Letter dated 15 1864 from Lieutenant General Alexander P. Stewart serving for the Confederate army. He writes about the positioning of his lines. Item Citation: Folder 3, Stephen D. Lee Papers, #02440, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University … Continue reading

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9 November 1863: “…it was decided that the men vote to decide who should remain with them.”

Item description: Entry, dated 9 November 1863, from the D. Coleman Diary.  In this entry, Confederate Captain D. Coleman describes how a surplus of officers in the Army of Tennessee results in him losing his command to a Captain Steger. … Continue reading

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24 October 1863: “…the undersigned hereby assumes Command of the Department and Army of the Tennessee.””

Item Description: General Orders, dated 24 October 1863, signed by Major General William T. Sherman and written to Major General James McPherson.  In this order, Sherman assumes command of the Department and Army of the Tennessee and names R. M. … Continue reading

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