He Sat at Home and Made, Major General...

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General Lauman need to be remember you can be sent home and make general. He was in Grant's circle he could have been great but something happened...



In 1863, Lauman led the 4th Division of the XVI Corps during the Siege of Vicksburg. He was relieved of duty by the order of Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman shortly after the capture of Jackson, Mississippi, on July 16, 1863. He failed to properly execute orders on how to deploy his troops from his immediate superior, Ord, who accused him of wanton disregard for the orders that led to a heavy loss in casualties.[2]

Lauman subsequently returned to Iowa to await his next assignment. Orders were never forthcoming, and Lauman sat out the rest of the war. However, in the omnibus promotions following the war, he received a brevet promotion to major general in the Union Army, dating from March 13, 1865. He formally mustered out of the volunteer service on August 24.
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Here a little more detail... You know Grant once he deems you worthless or uses you as a scapegoat you are done...


After that city capitulated in July his division was assigned to accompany forces under General William T. Sherman ordered to capture the state capital of Jackson, Mississippi. He badly handled his divisions placement in its assigned position on July 12, 1863 at the city, with the defending Confederate inflicting a great number of casualties on them. He was relieved of command by his Corps commander, General E.O.C. Ord (who was sustained by General Sherman, despite some misgivings) and was sent back to General Grant, who ordered him to Iowa “to await further orders”. Those orders never came, and he held no further command or assignment throughout the war. Despite this, he was brevetted Major General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for “gallant and meritorious services during the war”.*
 

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WE may have to restate the story based on this book he had a stroke while at home after being sent home by Grant... Page 199

 

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I feel bad knowing he became ill while in forced banishment...
 
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