$19.99 + $4.50 shipping . [6], At the start of the American Civil War, McPherson was stationed in San Francisco, California, but requested a transfer to the Corps of Engineers, rightly thinking that a transfer to the East would further his career. Sherman, who considered McPherson a friend, wept upon learning of his death and later wrote his wife, "McPherson's death was a great loss to me. Commencing his campaign against Atlanta in early May, Sherman moved through northern Georgia with three armies. War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865 (Littlefield History of the Civil War Era) by James M. McPherson | Sep 17, 2012 4.6 out of 5 stars 95 His childhood home on E. Maple Street in Clyde, Ohio is now owned by the Clyde Heritage League and is a museum that can be toured by appointment.[18]. There were many US Civil War officers in attendance for the dedication of the monument, including General William Tecumseh Sherman. Opening fire, the Confederates killed him as he tried to escape. His leave was initially granted, but quickly revoked by Sherman, who explained McPherson was needed for his upcoming Atlanta Campaign. McPherson County, Kansas, and the town of McPherson, Kansas, are named in his honor. In November 1861, he wrote to Major General Henry W. Halleck and requested a position on his staff. From this undefended gap, he was to strike at Resaca and sever the railroad which was supplying the Confederates to the north. As he advanced, a line of Confederate skirmishers appeared and ordered him to halt. Though posted to the Army Corps of Engineers, McPherson was retained at West Point for a year to serve as an Assistant Professor of Practical Engineering. As the Civil War began in April 1861, he realized that his career would be best served if he returned east. There is also an equestrian statue of him in the park across from the McPherson County Courthouse. "[6] This was early in the one-day Battle of Atlanta, part of the Atlanta Campaign that led to the surrender of Atlanta a month later. 383–84, 477–78: McPherson Township, Blue Earth County, Minnesota, Never Call Retreat: Lee and Grant: The Final Victory, List of American Civil War generals (Union), 1908, The Union army; a history of military affairs, Vol VIII, http://www.realclearhistory.com/articles/2014/07/18/death_of_a_general_and_his_love_story_175.html, http://civilwarwomenblog.com/emily-hoffman/, http://content.sos.state.ga.us/u?/postcard,351, http://www.eastatlantavillage.net/about.phtml. James Birdseye McPherson (November 14, 1828 – July 22, 1864) was a Union Army major general during the American Civil War.He was killed at the Battle of Atlanta during the Atlanta Campaign. McPherson had advanced his troops into Decatur, Georgia, and from there, they moved onto high ground on Bald Hill overlooking Atlanta. McPherson raised his hand to his head as if to remove his hat, but suddenly wheeled his horse, attempting to escape. Seller: civil_war_photos (9,325) 100%, Location: Midland, Michigan, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 123732830928 Civil War CDV General James McPherson Killed at Atlanta 1864. As president in 1993-1994 of Protect Historic America, he lobbied against the construction of a Disney theme park near Manassas battlefield. In reorganizing the armies in the West, he directed that McPherson be made commander of the Army of the Tennessee on March 12, replacing Major General William T. Sherman, who was promoted to command all Union forces in region. He then requested leave to go home and marry his fiancé Emily Hoffman in Baltimore, Maryland. He received this (while a captain in the Corps of Engineers), and was sent to St. Louis, Missouri. This was accepted and McPherson traveled to St. Louis. [8], McPherson was the second-highest-ranking Union officer to be killed in action during the war (the highest ranking was John Sedgwick). Across the lines, McPherson's classmate Hood penned, "I will record the death of my classmate and boyhood friend, General James B. McPherson, the announcement of which caused me sincere sorrow...the attachment formed in early youth was strengthened by my admiration and gratitude for his conduct toward our people in the vicinity of Vicksburg." Two days later, Hood planned to attack McPherson as the Army of the Tennessee approached from the east. He departed California on August 1, 1861, and arrived soon after in New York. Fields of Fury by James M McPherson Fields of Fury by James M McPherson The acclaimed Fields of Fury by James M McPherson shows the reader the history of the most known Civil War battles. Confederate forces, now led by McPherson's classmate Hood, attacked Thomas at Peachtree Creek on July 20 and were turned back. While McPherson advanced on the right, Major General George H. Thomas' Army of the Cumberland formed the center while Major General John Schofield's Army of the Ohio marched on the Union left. His evaluation begins with explanations offered by the Civil War’s famous actors, and extends through the major schools of historical thought. [12] McPherson Township, Blue Earth County, Minnesota is also named for him. [13], A monument marking the death of McPherson was established at the location of his death in East Atlanta, at the intersection of McPherson Avenue and Monument Avenue. James B. McPherson, in full James Birdseye Mcpherson, (born Nov. 14, 1828, Sandusky county, Ohio, U.S.—died July 22, 1864, near Atlanta, Ga.), Union general of the American Civil War about whose death General Ulysses S. Grant is reported to have said, “The country has lost one of its best soldiers, and I have lost my best friend.” [5], In 1859, while in San Francisco, he met Emily Hoffman, a woman from a prominent merchant family in Baltimore who had come to California to help care for her sister's children. I yield to none on Earth but yourself the right to excel me in lamentations for our Dead Hero. Arriving at West Point in 1849, he was in the same class as Philip Sheridan, John M. Schofield, and John Bell Hood. James McPherson - Leading the Army of the Tennessee: In the months following the victory at Vicksburg, McPherson remained in Mississippi conducting minor operations against the Confederates in the area. McPherson was on the General's staff of Henry Halleck and later, of Ulysses S. Grant and was with Grant at the Battle of Shiloh. "In that volume, McPherson gathered in the broad sweep of events, the political, social, and cultural forces at work … Johnston and Sherman maneuvered against each other, until the Union tactical defeat at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. He requested a position on the staff of Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck, one of the senior Western commanders. An avid reader, he worked in this position until he was nineteen when Smith aided him in obtaining an appointment to West Point. McPherson County, Nebraska, and Fort McPherson National Cemetery, located near Maxwell, Nebraska, were named in his honor, and the National Cemetery was established on March 3, 1873. [17], In his home town of Clyde, Ohio, James B. McPherson Highway (US-20) was dedicated and named in his honor on August 9, 1941. On March 12, 1864, he was given command of the Army of the Tennessee, after its former commander, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman, was promoted to command of all armies in the West. 100 quotes from James M. McPherson: 'Not surprisingly, South Carolina acted first. At the start of the Civil War, he was stationed in San Francisco, California, but requested a transfer to the Corps of Engineers, rightly thinking that a transfer to the East would further his career. In 1857, McPherson was transferred to San Francisco to work on improving fortifications in the area. [4], McPherson's career began rising after this assignment. Better yet, Confederate Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler reported that as Gen. James B. McPherson 's army marched in on Atlanta from the east, it had its left flank "in the air" (Sherman had sent Kenner Garrard's cavalry east to wreck the Georgia Railroad). Hood visualized a glorious replay of Jackson's famous flank attack at Chancellorsville and ordered a new attack. James M. "Jim" McPherson (born October 11, 1936) is an American Civil War historian, and is the George Henry Davis '86 Professor Emeritus of United States History at Princeton University. As the sesquicentennial of the Civil War draws to a close, historian James McPherson urges Americans to retain the lessons from that nation-shaping conflict. McPherson again saw action in April during the Union victory at the Battle of Shiloh. McPherson has been mentioned several times on the Drunken Peasants podcast by host TJ Kirk who has stated he is a relative of McPherson's. James McPherson was born on November 14, 1828, at Clyde, Ohio. Pictures of U.S. Treasury Notes featuring James B. McPherson, provided by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. He was killed at the Battle of Atlanta, the second highest ranking Union officer killed during the war. [4], From 1854 to 1857, McPherson was the assistant engineer upon the defenses of the harbor of New York and the improvement of Hudson River. This 20-acre (81,000 m2) cemetery is located two miles (3 km) south of Interstate 80, near Exit 190. For his bravery at Corinth he was promoted to major-general, dating from October 8, rising to that position solely on merit. At the center of the square is a statue of McPherson on horseback. [9], I will record the death of my classmate and boyhood friend, General James B. McPherson, the announcement of which caused me sincere sorrow. [11] Emily Hoffman never recovered from his death, living a quiet and lonely life until her death in 1891.[6]. However, the Confederate forces eventually escaped, and Sherman blamed McPherson (for being "slow"), although it was mainly faulty planning on Sherman's part that led to the escape. He has since argued publicly against the commercial exploitation of historic sites and continues to guide new students and the general public through the sites of our nation… Neither the years nor the difference of sentiment that had led us to range ourselves on opposite sides in the war had lessened my friendship; indeed the attachment formed in early youth was strengthened by my admiration and gratitude for his conduct toward our people in the vicinity of Vicksburg. Since we had graduated in 1853, and had each been ordered off on duty in different directions, it has not been our fortune to meet. The McPherson Middle School and McPherson Cemetery are named for him as well. McPHERSON'S RIDGE - GETTYSBURG - SIGNED & #'D PRINT DON TROIANI COA #156/1300. Why should death's darts reach the young and brilliant instead of older men who could better have been spared? Immediately after the siege of Vicksburg in which McPherson commanded the center, on Grant's recommendation McPherson was confirmed a brigadier general in the regular army, dating from August 1, 1863. James Birdseye McPherson (November 14, 1828 – July 22, 1864) was a career United States Army officer who served as a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Asking for a transfer, he received orders to report to Boston for service in the Corps of Engineers as a captain. You have killed the best man in our army. McPherson is the author of … [15], A distinctive engraved portrait of McPherson appeared on U.S. paper money in 1890 and 1891. Grant. Woodworth, p. 167. The cemetery was named Evergreen Cemetery, but was renamed McPherson Cemetery on December 15, 1868. He received the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era. They soon became engaged and a wedding was planned, but ultimately put off by the onset of the Civil War. James Birdseye McPherson (November 14, 1828 – July 22, 1864) was a career United States Army officer who served as a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War.He was killed at the Battle of Atlanta, facing the army of his old West Point classmate John Bell Hood, who paid a warm tribute to his character.He was the second highest ranking Union officer killed during the war. As the Civil War began in April 1861, he realized that his career would be best served if he returned east. McPherson was on the General's staff of Henry Halleck and later, of Ulysses S. Grant and was with Grant at the Battle of Shiloh. James McPherson - The Civil War Begins: With the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860 and the beginning of the secession crisis, McPherson declared that he wished to fight for the Union. He departed California on August 1, 1861, and arrived soon after in New York. He was the second-highest-ranking Union officer killed in action during the war. In 1862 he was Chief Engineer of Grant’s army at the Battle of Fort Henry and Donelson. With the Union armies closing in on Atlanta, Hood first attacked George Henry Thomas's Army of the Cumberland north of the city on July 20, at Peachtree Creek, hoping to drive Thomas back before other forces could come to his aid. Riding to the sound of the guns, with only his orderly as an escort, he entered a gap between Dodge's XVI Corps and Major General Francis P. Blair's XVII Corps. As a result, he withdrew to the gap and failed to take Resaca despite the fact the city was lightly defended. The troops drew near Pumpkinvine Creek, where they attacked and drove the Confederates from Dallas, Georgia, even before Sherman's order to do so. McPherson was the president of the American Historical Association in 2003. [14] McPherson Avenue in Atlanta was named for him. In September 1862, McPherson assumed a position on the staff of General Grant. McPherson's career began rising after thi… [1] He attended Norwalk Academy in Norwalk, Ohio,[2] and graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1853, first in his class,[3] which included Philip H. Sheridan, John M. Schofield, and John Bell Hood; Hood would oppose him later in the Western Theater. In March 1864, Grant was ordered east to take overall command of Union forces. He was promoted to major general after the Battle of Shiloh and when Sherman was given command of all Armies of the West, McPherson became commander of the Army of the Tennessee, serving as the … On July 22, while they were discussing this new development, however, four Confederate divisions under Lt. Gen. William J. Hardee flanked Union Maj. Gen. Grenville Dodge's XVI Corps. McPherson then tried a flanking maneuver at the Battle of Marietta, but that failed as well. There is also a monument that was erected in his honor on July 22, 1881, at the McPherson Cemetery. McPherson is known for his outspokenness on contemporary issues and his activism, such as his work on behalf of the preservation of Civil War battlefields. Editor’s note: James M. McPherson, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom, amongst other Civil War books, spoke at The Western Reserve Historical Society in April 2000. Confronted by General Joseph E. Johnston's strong position at Rocky Face Ridge and Dalton, Sherman dispatched McPherson south to Snake Creek Gap. Then Hood's cavalry reported that the left flank of McPherson's Army of the Tennessee, east of Atlanta, was unprotected. When he was thirteen, McPherson's father, who had a history of mental illness, became unable to work. Sherman believed that the Confederates had been defeated and were evacuating; however, McPherson rightly believed that they were moving to attack the Union left and rear. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's army during the capture of Forts Henry and Donelson in February 1862. He was killed at the Battle of Atlanta, facing the army of his old West Point classmate John Bell Hood, who paid a warm tribute to his character. McPherson and his hat also feature prominently in the book Map of Thieves, by Michael Karpovage. This report on McPherson’s talk by then Roundtable President William Vodrey was originally published in The Charger in the fall of that same year. Major General James B. McPherson, commander of the Army of the Tennessee, was the highest ranking Union general killed in combat during the Civil War. He received the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era. Description. James Birdseye McPherson was born November 14, 1828, near Clyde, Ohio. Civil War Prints - GENERAL - LOGAN MEADE MCPHERSON THOMAS - PORTRAITS. He was the president of the American Historical Association in 2003, and is a member of the editorial board of Encyclopædia Britannica. KP190) Death of Union Army General James McPherson Civil War 1891 Print Print measures approximately: 7.6 inches wide Each additional one ships free in … Civil War Union General James McPherson - I HAVE OTHER LARGER BUST IMAGES. [8] McPherson's army was the Right Wing of Sherman's army, alongside the Army of the Cumberland and the Army of the Ohio. Soon after this promotion, McPherson led a column of infantry into Mississippi and repulsed the enemy at Canton.[4]. The World Socialist Web Site recently spoke to James McPherson, professor emeritus of history at Princeton University, on the New York Times’ 1619 Project. The alternate history novel Never Call Retreat: Lee and Grant: The Final Victory, by Newt Gingrich, and William R. Forstchen, includes McPherson as a major character. McPherson was directly appointed to the Corps of Engineers with the rank of brevet second lieutenant. Halleck appointed him to the command of the Department of the West in November, where he was chosen aide-de-camp to Halleck while also being promoted to lieutenant-colonel. Upon learning of the death of his protégé, Grant was also moved to tears. He graduated in 1851. Battle Cry of Freedom, his Pulitzer Prize-winning account of the Civil War, was a national bestseller that Hugh Brogan, in The New York Times Book Review, called "history writing of the highest order. James Birdseye McPherson (November 14, 1828 – July 22, 1864) was a career United States Army officer who served as a General in the Union Army during the American Civil War. In 1857 he superintended the building of Fort Delaware, and in 1857–61 was superintending engineer of the construction of the defenses of Alcatraz Island, at San Francisco, California. General James Birdseye McPherson was the highest ranking Ohio soldier to die in the American Civil War. In February 1862, McPherson was with Grant's army when it captured Fort Henry and played a key role in deploying Union forces for the Battle of Fort Donelson a few days later. Rather than immediately enroll, he deferred his acceptance and took two years of preparatory study at Norwalk Academy. Meeting with Sherman, McPherson heard the sound of fighting as Major General Grenville Dodge's XVI Corps worked to halt this Confederate assault in what became known as the Battle of Atlanta. A gifted student, he graduated first (of 52) in the Class of 1853. Abstract In this article, James McPherson, an emeritus professor of history at Princeton University, explores various interpretations attempting to explain the cause of sectional strife. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Battle Cry of Freedom, his most famous book. He was a lieutenant colonel and the Chief Engineer in Brig. McPherson Square in Washington, D.C., and its Metro rail station are named in the general's honor. He has also served on the boards of the Civil War Trust as well as the Association for the Preservation of Civil War Sites, a predecessor to the Civil War Trust. “There is nothing in all the dark caves of human passion so cruel and deadly as the hatred the South Carolinians profess for the Yankees.” wrote the correspondent of the London Times from Charleston. The bills are called "treasury notes" or "coin notes" and are widely collected today because of their fine, detailed engraving. The spot is marked by a Union cannon once placed at Glenwood Road and Flat Shoals Road to protect the flank of the front line and return fire against the defensive positions built by Lemuel P. Moving south with the bulk of Union forces, Sherman engaged Johnston at the Battle of Resaca on May 13-15. Completing his teaching assignment, he next was ordered to aid in improving New York Harbor. Orders issued by General William T. Sherman to James B. McPherson, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=James_B._McPherson&oldid=985486247, Union military personnel killed in the American Civil War, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles with unsourced statements from October 2013, Articles with dead external links from January 2020, Articles with permanently dead external links, Wikipedia articles with SNAC-ID identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 26 October 2020, at 06:36. After graduation, he was commissioned into the Corps of Engineers, and participated in building improvements to New York Harbor, the building of Fort Delaware, and the construction of fortifications on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco … With the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860 and the beginning of the secession crisis, McPherson declared that he wished to fight for the Union. In 1847, he received an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point. He received the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for Battle Cry of Freedom, his most famous book. When Sherman received word of McPherson's death, he openly wept. "Guaranteed Civil War image from the 1860's" "James Birdseye McPherson (November 14, 1828 – July 22, 1864) was a career United States Army officer who served as a general in the Union Army during … From 1990 to 1993 he sat on the Civil War Sites Advis… On July 21, 1864, Gen. William T. Sherman 's three armies were more or less separated. In 1861, he was made captain, serving under Maj.-Gen. Henry Halleck. James Birdseye McPherson began his career after graduating first in his class from the United States Military Academy class of 1853, a class that included Philip Sheridan and future foe John Bell Hood. For a year after his graduation he was assistant instructor of practical engineering at the Military Academy, a position never before given to so young an officer. Knowing the value of place and memory in the process of history has made McPherson a crusader for preservation. Condition as seen. Following the Battle of Shiloh, which lasted from April 6–7, he was promoted to brigadier general. James McPherson has emerged as one of America's finest historians. American Civil War: Major General George H. Thomas, American Civil War: Major General John Buford, The Battle of Atlanta in the American Civil War, American Civil War: Major General Patrick Cleburne, American Civil War: Lieutenant General John Bell Hood, American Civil War: Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, American Civil War : War in the West, 1863-1865, American Civil War: Battle of Champion Hill, American Civil War: Battle of Peachtree Creek, American Civil War: Major General James H. Wilson, American Civil War: Battle of Ezra Church, American Civil War: Major General Oliver O. Howard, American Civil War: Lieutenant General John C. Pemberton, American Civil War: Major General William S. Rosecrans, Profile of American Civil War Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant, Sherman Loses his "Right Bower" by Wayne Bengston, M.S., Information and Library Science, Drexel University, B.A., History and Political Science, Pennsylvania State University. As Sherman maneuvered Johnston south, McPherson's army took part in the defeat at Kennesaw Mountain on June 27. Eicher, pp. [16], The James B. McPherson Elementary School in the Ravenswood area of Chicago, Illinois, was named for McPherson. In the course of the campaign, he took part in victories at Raymond (May 12), Jackson (May 14), Champion Hill (May 16), and the Siege of Vicksburg (May 18-July 4). Arriving, he was promoted to lieutenant colonel and assigned as chief engineer on the staff of Brigadier General Ulysses S. Grant. General Otis Howard succeeded him as commander of the Army and Department of the Tennessee. He then penned a letter to Emily Hoffman in Baltimore, stating: My Dear Young Lady, A letter from your Mother to General Barry on my Staff reminds me that I owe you heartfelt sympathy and a sacred duty of recording the fame of one of our Country's brightest and most glorious Characters. In this role, McPherson played a key part in Grant's campaign against Vicksburg, MS in late 1862 and 1863. James Birdseye McPherson Killed during the Battle of Atlanta on July 22, 1864, Commander of the Army of the Tennessee Major General James Birdseye McPherson was the highest-ranking Ohioan serving in the United States military to die in the American Civil War. Civil War historians James McPherson, John Marszalek and Harold Holzer discuss Union General William Tecumseh Sherman’s campaign through the… December 9, 2015 Battle of Chancellorsville James M. McPherson is an American Civil War historian, and is the George Henry Davis '86 Professor Emeritus of United States History at Princeton University. The son of William and Cynthia Russell McPherson, he worked on the family's farm and aided with his father's blacksmith business. Steven Wordworth, author of [Nothing But Victory: The Army of the Tennessee, 1861 - 1865], talked about the life and career of Union Civil War General James B. McPherson… $15.99. McPherson was born near Clyde, Ohio. His considerate and kind treatment of them stood in bright contrast to the course pursued by many Federal officers.[10]. McPherson was born in Clyde, Ohio. Fort McPherson in Atlanta, Georgia, area was named in Gen. McPherson's honor on February 20, 1866. He was the second-highest-ranking Union officer killed in action during the war. McPherson served on Gen. Henry Halleck's staff and later, was part of Ulysses S. Grant's staff and was with Grant at the Battle of Shiloh. James M. "Jim" McPherson (born October 11, 1936) is an American Civil War historian, and is the George Henry Davis '86 Professor Emeritus of United States History at Princeton University. [citation needed] McPherson's troops followed the Confederates "vigorously", and were resupplied at Kingston, Georgia. Civil War General James B. McPherson Killed in Action Near Atlanta, GA in 1864 Reintured in 1907 Flowers • 222 Left by Tiffany Brooks on 14 Nov 2020 Left by Blue Hat 1556 on 14 Nov 2020 April 28, 2011 Ohio native and West Point graduate James B. McPherson served as Chief Engineer for General Ulysses S. Grant during the Fort Henry and Fort Donelson campaigns in … President Rutherford B. Hayes gave the dedication speech during the ceremony for the monument. Despite the defeat, Sherman continued to press south and crossed the Chattahoochee River. In 1857-1861 James McPherson supervised the building of both Fort Delaware and Fort Alcatraz. Confederate President Jefferson Davis became frustrated with Johnston's strategy of maneuver and retreat, and on July 17 replaced him with Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood. He was appointed in 1991 by the United States Senate to the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission, which determined the major battle sites, evaluated their conditions, and then recommended strategies for their preservation. McPherson County, South Dakota, founded in 1873, and organized in 1885, was also named in his honor. He requested a position on the staff of Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck, one of the senior Western commanders. The second highest ranking Union officer killed in combat (behind Major General John Sedgwick), McPherson's body was recovered and returned to Ohio for burial. When the Confederate troops approached and asked his orderly who the downed officer was, the aide replied "Sir, it is General McPherson. 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