Part three in a series.
During the American Civil War, or any armed conflict for that matter, the action or inaction of a high ranking officer often spawned controversy. Some of the more popular examples we can point to today are George McClellan’s sluggishness after receiving Robert E. Lee’s “Lost Order” during the Maryland Campaign and the performance of Richard Ewell and Daniel Sickles at the Battle of Gettysburg. Another such controversy surrounds Phil Sheridan at the Battle of Chickamauga.
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