Today in Civil War History-John Schofield Gets Promoted

August 5th, 1864
John Schofield Gets Promoted to General

General John Schofield

General John Schofield

 

Union General William T. Sherman declared that John Schofield was senior to John Palmer. An issue had arisen the day before and Palmer had not carried out orders at Utoy Creek. Palmer resigned and returned to Illinois.

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