Colonel Smith D. Atkins loathed General Gordon Granger and sought to persuade William Rosecrans to attach Atkins's 92nd Illinois Infantry to active duty at the front. Relief came after Colonel John Wilder observed the regiment building a bridge across the Duck River, liked what he saw, and had it as....
Ligget, Larry G.
"From Sherman's Army, With Love: Illinois Soldier's Field Letters Address Things Back Home,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 3
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