In May of 1861, Lincoln has called for 22,000 regulars which would serve under three new major generals. These three names -McClellan, Halleck, and Fremont were all recommended by this Brigadier General. Who was he?
Early in the War, this recommendation of generalships came down through, of course, Irwin McDowell and passed on to Salmon Chase in Lincoln’s Cabinet.
What Civil War battle was begun with these polite words given by this general to his fellow subordinate commanders: “Bring up your men, gentlemen”?