- Feb 20, 2005
It's supposed to be from Oldroyd's diary, but some of it makes me suspect that he rewrote it with hindsight of experience. For example, in his entry on May 11, 1863, he wrote:
Anyone else read Oldroyd and what do you think?
Having seen the four great Generals of this department, shall always feel honored that I was a a member of Force's 20th Ohio, Logan's Division, McPherson's Corps of Grant's Army. The expression upon the face of Grant was stern and care-worn, but determined. McPherson's was the most pleasant and courteous - a perfect gentleman and an officer that the 17th corps fairly worships. Sherman has a quicker and more dashing movement than some others, a long neck, rather sharp features, and altogether just such a man as might lead an army through the enemy's country.