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 Posted: Thu Aug 9th, 2007 01:21 am
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As I am sometimes prone to do when my curiosity is piqued, I run to my resource material. I just got done checking my Time-Life series on Brown's Ferry and, holy smokes, it turns out Brown's Ferry really was the Gettysburg of the west. Well, sort of. Do these names sound familiar?

Union commanders under Grant were: O.O. Howard, Jos. Hooker (who was the Union commander at the start of the Gettysburg Campaign before he was replaced by Meade), and John Geary. Also on the field were Carl Schurz and Adolph von Steinwehr.

On the Confederate side were Longstreet, William C. Oates and Evander M. Law.

All those guys were at Gettysburg less than four months earlier. Strange indeed. Same outcome, too, come to think of it.

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