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Tom Worthington's Civil War: Shiloh, Sherman, and the Search for Vindication

by Brewer, James D.
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Retail Price: $35.00
Issue: Summer 2001
ISBN: 0786409223

Son of an Ohio governor, a West Point graduate, Mexican-American War veteran, and the 46th Ohio Infantry's commander at Shiloh, Tom Worthington was later court-martialed at William T. Sherman's behest on charges of drunkenness and libel. This book reexamines whether Worthington's pointed declarations about "the needless loss of life, money, and military momentum caused by Sherman's lack of preparedness at the Battle of Shiloh" was the actual cause of the court-martial and of the Union army's mediocre performance in the field.

review of Tom Worthington's Civil War: Shiloh, Sherman, and the Search for Vindication, by Brewer, James D., Civil War Book Review, (Summer 2001).