Grant at Chattanooga (The Concise Version)

Here’s the blog entry I prepared for this month’s Reader’s Almanac, published by the Library of America.

Happy Orchard Knob Day.


4 thoughts on “Grant at Chattanooga (The Concise Version)

  1. James F. Epperson November 23, 2013 / 8:24 am

    Too many Smiths spoil the citations 😉

    Nice piece—may cause me to get the 1863 Library of America book.

  2. Bob Huddleston November 23, 2013 / 9:16 am

    USG at Chattanooga reminds me: IIRC, you pointed out that the oft reprinted picture of USG looking up at some soldiers on Lookout Mt is not him but I cannot find the reference. Is my memory slipping?

    • Tony November 24, 2013 / 10:17 am

      Yeah, if you magnify the picture, the guy in question appears to have sargeant stripes on his shoulders, and the “cigar” is actually a twig in the background.

  3. Tony November 24, 2013 / 10:19 am

    Grant brought the wrong guy with him to Chattanooga for the task at hand. Raymond? Or was he simply worried about leaving Sherman in charge as military governor of a civilian population 🙂

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