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|Posted: Mon Dec 22nd, 2008 03:15 am||
|This comes from the Official Records:
HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH ARMY CORPS,
May 22, 1863.
General Schurz expressed in a conversation with me on the 19th instant his desire to go with his division to some other army. I wondered at it at the time. I believe that it would militate against him and his command to be transferred at this juncture. I withdraw my request, and will make every effort to reconcile all difficulties arising from the different nationalities in this command.
O. O. HOWARD,
Howard wrote this as an 'indorsement' and clearly he was trying to mitigate the perception the rest of the world had of his Germans — his 'different nationalities.'
Gettysburg did not bring out the best in many commanding generals on both sides, and yet...