Talk:James B. McPherson

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I couldn't find a public domain image of this guy... that would make it look prettier. ugen64 14:45, Feb 21, 2004 (UTC)

Never mind, found one. ugen64 14:49, Feb 21, 2004 (UTC)

This article contains many dead links. Contributors please review your links and remove or correct as necessary. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:58, 16 May 2013 (UTC)

he is not the only union army commander killed[edit]

Nathaniel Lyons was army of Missouri commander killed Aug 1861 fixed it yesterday and will fix it again if I have to... — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jjs63004 (talkcontribs) 15:05, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

A statement of this type probably does not really matter, but I will point out that Lyons commanded the Army of the West, which was really an Army in name only. It had a strength of about 5400 men, about the size of a typical Union brigade or small division. So it would be correct to say McPherson was the only major general commanding an army killed in battle, or the only commander of a multi-corps army killed in battle, but that sounds too much like a lawyer wrote it. :-) Hal Jespersen (talk) 21:24, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

And in 1861 that was a army does not mean size but it was listed as a army. So to say McPherson is the only federal army commander killed is incorrect. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:31, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

Transferred from what?[edit]

'At the start of the Civil War, McPherson... requested a transfer to the Corps of Engineers...'

It sounds as though he had been in the Corps of Engineers all along. What was he transferred from in 1861? Valetude (talk) 05:31, 11 April 2015 (UTC)