In a message dated 6/18/2004 9:07:45 PM Eastern Standard Time, philbuckner@... writes:
He states the following regarding Kentucky, "Davis and Magoffin could stand it no longer; Confederate General Polk was orderd up with an army to hold Columbus...." I was under the impression that Polk took this action on his own, and in essence disobeyed orders from the high command to not violate Kentucky's neutrality. It seems to me that Pratt is stating that Polk was following orders from Davis. Could someone elaborate on this for me?
It was my impression that Polk did enter Columbus on his own and then notified Davis of his actions. Davis and Magoffin went round and round on this and then Davis gave his approval and notified Polk to hold Columbus.