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)
he is not the only union army commander killed
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 (talk • contribs) 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 184.108.40.206 (talk) 04:31, 18 January 2013 (UTC)
Transferred from what?
'At the start of the Civil War, McPherson... requested a transfer to the Corps of Engineers...'