A bitter feud between Generals John Gibbon and Joshua Owen, opposites in every regard, roiled the Army of the Potomac during the war. One would pay a dear price.
America’s history has been frequently marked by contentious relations between the government and the press.
Tellingly, after the Confederates’ hard-won victory at Chickamauga, Braxton Bragg’s major subordinates petitioned Davis to relieve him of his command.
Scoundrel: Created with lofty aspirations, the Excelsior Brigade never reached its potential under Dan Sickles
President Abraham Lincoln was desperate to forge a political alliance necessary to save the Union—even if it meant embracing a rascal like Dan Sickles.