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Former Gazette writer Conner tells story of unsung Civil War general

“If Granger doesn’t help [General] Thomas at Chickamauga, Chattanooga a couple of months later is probably not a Union victory, and the whole course of the war and U.S. history is altered,” says Robert C. Conner, author of a book on Civil War Gen. Gordon Granger.
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“If Granger doesn’t help [General] Thomas at Chickamauga, Chattanooga a couple of months later is probably not a Union victory, and the whole course of the war and U.S. history is altered,” says Robert C. Conner, author of a book on Civil War Gen. Gordon Granger.
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Most Civil War buffs can tell you that Gen. George Thomas was known as the “Rock of Chickamauga.” But who was “The Savior of Chickamauga?” In his new book, “General Gordon Granger: The Savior of Chickamauga and the Man Behind Juneteenth,” Robert C. Conner presents a good argument that Granger, a native of Wayne County in central New York, deserves that moniker more than anyone. Published last month by Casemate of Philadelphia, the book is ...

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