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John McAllister Schofield

Lt. Gen. John McAllister Schofield
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Lt. Gen. John McAllister Schofield graduated near the top of his class from West Point and taught philosophy at the academy before leaving to teach at Washington University in St. Louis. Schofield quickly moved up the ranks, commanding the entire Army of the Frontier by 1863. He crippled the Confederate Army at the Battles of Franklin and Nashville, and joined Gen. Sherman's army in North Carolina. He served in the subsequent Johnson administration as secretary of war.

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