By Paul Andrew Hutton
"Paul Hutton’s examine of Phil Sheridan within the West is authoritative, readable, and an incredible contribution to the literature of westward growth. even supposing founded in Chicago, Sheridan performed a very important function within the beginning of the West. His command stretched from the Missouri to the Rockies and from Mexico to Canada, and the entire Indian Wars of the good Plains fell below his path. Hutton ably narrates and translates Sheridan’s western occupation from the viewpoint of the head command instead of the battlefield chief. His booklet is sweet heritage and stable reading."–Robert M. Utley
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For the powerful nomadic tribes of the Great Plains such adjustments would be more traumatic and difficult. 21 Sheridan's experiments in "uplifting savages from barbarism" ended in September 1861, soon after the advent of the Civil War, when he was promoted to captain and ordered to join the Thirteenth Infantry. Sheridan hurried east, fearing the war would end before he could join his regiment. 22 The thirty-year-old captain from the West entered the war with high hopes. "23 This was not false modesty; Sheridan had no powerful friends in the army, War Department, or Congress to help him win promotion.
Cursing rebel rudeness, Sheridan tossed the flask up the ridge, mounted his black charger, Rienzi, and led his division roaring up Missionary Ridge. Afterward the newspapers called it the miracle of Missionary Ridge. The Cumberlanders swept up the face of the ridge as one, each regiment pushing to plant its colors on the crest first. Sheridan, unlike Page 14 the other Union commanders, did not halt on the summit, but pushed on after the retreating rebels to Chickamauga Station. 29 "Sheridan showed his genius in that battle," declared a delighted Grant, "and to him I owe the capture of most of the prisoners that were taken.
Includes bibliographical references and index. Title. 8'092dc21 [B]9-28700 CIP The paper in this book meets the guidelines for permanence and durability of the Committee on Production Guidelines for Book Longevity of the Council on Library Resources, Inc. Phil Sheridan and His Army copyright © 1985 by the University of Nebraska Press, assigned to the author and transferred to the University of Oklahoma Press in 1998. Foreword by Robert M. Utley copyright © 1999 by the University of Oklahoma Press.
Phil Sheridan and His Army by Paul Andrew Hutton