Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Cherry Mansion: Where Shiloh 'ball' began for Ulysses Grant

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On the morning of April 6, 1862, Ulysses Grant sat with a cup of coffee at the breakfast table in the Cherry Mansion in Savannah, Tenn., the nerve center of the Army of the Tennessee. The general's headquarters tent was pitched in the yard of the beautiful home on the bluff overlooking the Tennessee River. In the distance, Grant heard the boom of a cannon. "The ball is in motion," he said. The Battle of Shiloh had begun.

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1 comment:

  1. Excellent post John! I love the way you connect us with the time, place and people. Cheers!