Quote of the Day April 25, 2012

Irvin McDowell

“an expensive ornament to the military school [whose] courtier-like services in the salon have immeasurably exceeded his military services in the field.” Daniel Tyler, a division commander at First Bull Run was jealous of the younger McDowell and had this to say. From A Single Grand Victory The First Campaign and Battle of Manassas by Ethan S. Rafuse. Wilmington: Scholarly Resources Inc., 2002 page 75.  Originally from “Autobiography,” in Daniel Tyler: A Memorial Volume Containing His autobiography and War Record, Some Accounts of His Later Years, with Various Reminiscences and the Tributes of Friends, edited by Donald G. Mitchell. New Haven: Tuttle, MOrehouse and Taylor, 1883 page 49.


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