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A Quick Military Education
James Wadsworth was well aware of his military shortcomings. He initially demurred at a general’s star if it were to come at the expense of a more qualified man. “[A]gainst a graduate of West Point or an officer of the Regular Army of fair reputation
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A Prescient Conversation
Shortly before the Battle of the Wilderness, Wadsworth had a conversation with Brig. Gen. Alexander Webb that proved eerily prescient for both men. “Wadsworth and myself had been discussing why I did not have certain men carried off the field who had
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Louisiana Splendor
On May 15, 1862, John J. Slocum assembled a company in Washington Parish, La., as part of the 1st Louisiana Partisan Rangers. Private D.W. Read was among the volunteers that day. Anticipating that his unit would be named the 3rd Louisiana Cavalry, Re