McPherson, James

McPherson, James (Birdseye)

(1828–64) soldier; born in Sandusky County, Ohio. First in his class at West Point (1853), he served with the Corps of Engineers. He joined Gen. Ulysses Grant's staff as chief engineer in the Tennessee campaign (1862), then commanded successively a division, a corps, and an army in the western campaigns of 1862–64. Regarded as one of the more aggressive of the Union generals, he was killed during the advance on Atlanta on July 22, 1864.
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Assisting Holzer are some of the most renowned contemporary historians, including Pulitzer Prize winner James McPherson, James Robertson, Stephen Sears, Craig Symonds and Joan Waugh, each of whom provides a contextual introduction of a specific year of the Civil War.
Back row from left, Dale Horsley (assistant manager), Kieren Kinsella, Thomas McPherson, James Todd, Ryan Packwood, Liam Gampaglia, Luke Turley, Matthew Cadman (manager).
The Board of Directors will now be comprised of five independent members (Harry McPherson, James Mellor, Jesse King, Marc Oppenheimer and Michael Weiss) and four members who are employees of either Net2Phone or its controlling shareholder, IDT Corporation (Stephen Greenberg, Liore Alroy, Howard Jonas and Jim Courter).