Friday, February 17, 2017

Diary of John Hay: Sunday, October 19, 1863

The President told me this morning that Rosecrans was to be removed from command of the Army at Chattanooga. Thomas is to take his original army and Grant to command the whole force including Hooker’s and Burnside’s reinforcements. He says Rosecrans has seemed to lose spirit and nerve since the battle of Chickamauga.

SOURCES: Clara B. Hay, Letters of John Hay and Extracts from Diary, Volume 1, p. 110; For the whole diary entry see Tyler Dennett, Editor, Lincoln and the Civil War in the Diaries and letters of John Hay, p. 102.

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