July 22 is the anniversary of James McPherson’s death in 1864 during the battle of Atlanta. During my recent trip to the city, I went On Location to the spot where McPherson fell. ECW’s Steve Davis makes a special appearance, as well!
I first visited the site of McPherson’s mortal wounding in the summer of 2015.
Chris Kolakowski offered an excellent recounting of McPherson’s death on the 150th anniversary of the event.
As Chris has also pointed out, McPherson was the second-highest ranking Federal officer killed in the Civil War. John Sedgwick, killed at Spotsylvania, was highest-ranking.