“Life with ‘Old Brains’”
Badly rattled by the pressures of command in
Now Halleck has under his orders two relatively unknown officers with unknown futures: Brig. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, commander of the District of Southeast Missouri, and
Halleck is a smart man. He graduated third in his class at
Like many other
An old friend of Sherman’s, Halleck sympathizes with the frazzled Ohioan and promptly puts him in a “safe” staff position. Sherman’s first assignment: tour the state, count noses, and tell Halleck just how many soldiers he has, where they are, and how well equipped they seem to be. The job should not faze
But it will, as Halleck will quickly learn.
>>> NOTE: Thanksgiving in 1861 will be observed next Thursday.