- Jun 11, 2018
In his April,1865 testimony before the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War, William S. Rosecrans accused George B. McClellan of neglect and outright cowardice during the Battle of Rich Mountain nearly four years earlier. At the end of his testimony, Rosecrans made an interesting reference to "sundry reports of this battle, at variance in many material points with its true history as here given [italics added]." Upon close examination, it becomes overwhelmingly clear that Rosecran's "true history" could not have been further from the truth. The following article, "The Battle of Rich Mountain: The True History, is one that I wrote and posted on my Blog back in 2018. I hope many will take the time to read it.