“Take Your Husband Home”
Cump Sherman has flamed out. Again.
Less than two weeks after reporting to Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck’s headquarters in
But as he travels the region, Cump quickly grows alarmed at what he thinks is a likely attack on Union forces at
Information reaching Halleck from other sources, however, convinces him that no attack is imminent. He countermands
Worried about her husband, meanwhile, Ellen Sherman goes to St. St. Louis to see Cump. Halleck suggests a 20-day furlough for the frazzled Ohioan and tells Ellen, “Take your husband home and don’t let him talks politics or read newspapers for two weeks.” The
It looks as if William Tecumseh Sherman is headed for oblivion, unable to cope with the demands of war.
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