by Donald R. Jermann
SOPO’s Take: Despite the subtitle, this book focuses solely on Phil Sheridan’s relief of Gouverneur Warren at Five Forks, the years Warren spent trying to get a court of inquiry to look into his relief, and the court of inquiry’s proceedings. There are quite a few maps and other graphics to help the reader better understand what faced Warren and Sheridan on March 31 and April 1, 1865. Jermann has also authored a book on another scapegoat: Fitz-John Porter at Second Bull Run.
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About the Book
Union Major General Gouverneur Warren participated in almost every major battle in the Civil War’s Eastern Theater, from Big Bethel to Five Forks. He was held in such high esteem that he was often looked upon as the Union general most responsible for the victory at Gettysburg, and was considered the logical replacement for George Gordon Meade as commanding general of the Army of the Potomac. However, within days of the war’s end he was relieved in disgrace on the battlefield by General Phil Sheridan. Warren spent the next fifteen years seeking the activation of a Court of Inquiry that he believed would vindicate his conduct. This book is the story of that court.
About the Author(s)
Captain Donald R. Jermann served more than 32 years on active duty in the Navy covering World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. He also served as a senior executive in the Department of Defense and lives in Laurel, Maryland.
Release Date: 2015
Pages: 232 pages
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