John A. Logan
Oliver O. Howard
Joseph Hooker
Hudson River
Ulysses S. Grant

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James B. McPherson

Knowledge Identifier: +James_B._McPherson


James B. McPherson

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, the second highest ranking Union officer killed during the war and the only commander of a Union army to die in the field add

Category: Military

Born in 1828.

Countries: United States (60%), New York (27%), California (7%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: John A. Logan, Oliver O. Howard, Joseph Hooker

Linked to: Union Army, United States Army, United States Army Corps of Engineers, United States Military Academy




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James B. McPherson was born in 1828 add something


For a year after his graduation he was assistant instructor of practical engineering at the Military Academy, and was next engaged from 1854 to 1857 as assistant engineer upon the defenses of the harbor of New York and the improvement of Hudson River add something


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, Cal. add something


He departed California on August 1, 1861, and arrived soon after in New York add something


On October 8, 1862, he was promoted to major general, and was soon after given command of the XVII Corps in Grant's Army of the Tennessee add something


John A. Logan - Vicksburg Campaign - In Grant's Vicksburg Campaign, Logan commanded the 3rd Division of James B. McPherson's XVII Corps, which was the first to enter the city of Vicksburg in 1863, and after its capture, Logan served as its military governor


Francis J. Herron - Upon the surrender of the city Ulysses S. Grant chose Herron, along with generals James B. McPherson and John A. Logan, to lead the procession into the city and accept the formal surrender of arms on July 4, 1863

James B. McPherson died in 1864 add something


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 add something


!Atlanta Campaign - On May 5, 1864, Sherman began his Atlanta Campaign add something


Joseph Hooker - Atlanta Campaign - Hooker led his corps competently in the 1864 Atlanta Campaign under Sherman, but asked to be relieved before the capture of the city because of his dissatisfaction with the promotion of Maj. Gen. Oliver O. Howard to command of the Army of the Tennessee, upon the death of Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson


Oliver O. Howard - Atlanta Campaign - In July 1864, following the death of Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson, Howard became commander of the Army of the Tennessee, fought in the Atlanta Campaign, and led the right wing of Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's famous March to the Sea, through Georgia and the Carolinas


Fort McPherson in the Atlanta , Georgia, area was named in Gen. McPherson's honor on February 20, 1866 add something


McPherson County, South Dakota, founded in 1873, and organized in 1885, was named in his honor add something


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 add something


A distinctive engraved portrait of McPherson appeared on U.S. paper money in 1890 and 1891 add something


Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1964 add something


Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2001 add something


Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2001 add something