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, keeno2@... wrote:
> In a message dated 6/3/2006 1:36:51 PM Central Daylight Time,
> banbruner@... writes:
> Don, thank you. After a thoughtful interlude, and weighing many
> possibilities, I think you have nailed it. Culp vs Gulp is a
> natural garble or typo. And the events as you related them,
> certainly give cause and motivation (along with a long standing
> mistrust of Hooker) for Sherman's decision not to consider him
> (Hooker) for command of the AotT.
> My version of Sherman's Memoirs has the Kulp House (pages 528-9
> 560). Apparently the affair started west of Kennesaw Mt. when had
> and Schofield to the right to skirt the mountain. Hood was ordered to
> interdict but attacked -- twice. Hood then sent WTS a message that
they had repulsed
> two attacks ... ending with "Three entire corps are in front of us."
> knew Johnston had only three corps, he investigated. My version does
> mention dressing Hooker down in front of Schofield, but does say "As
we rode away
> from that church General Hooker was by my side, and I told him that
> thing must not occur again; in other words, I reproved him more
gently than the
> occasion demanded, and from that time he began to sulk."
> Apparently, Thomas and Hooker had previously complained that
Hooker had a
> tendency to drift off, in their opinion, to gain personal glory. These
> complaints, Hooker's intimation that "they" were apprehensive of
their right flank.
> (Sherman knew that Schofield was on that flank.) WTS looked into it
> Hooker to be less than truthful (Butterfield's division of Hooker's
> hadn't even been in on the fighting.).
> Whether it was the sulking or the prevarications Sherman doesn't
> -- just that after that, he wasn't too thrilled with Fightin' Joe.
> Am reading an amusing little book by Mark Coburn: Terrible
> refers to the affair as at Kolb's Farm. Coburn strongly intimates
> "grabbed the chance to bully a man he disliked." Go figure.
You noted: "Apparently, Thomas and Hooker [I assume that you mean
Sherman or Schofield or McPherson] had previously complained that
Hooker had a tendency to drift off, in their opinion, to gain personal
Have you seen where Thomas, himself, expressed such an opinion, or at
least is there any evidence that indicates he held such an opinion?
Sherman had put false words in Thomas' mouth concerning Kennesaw, so
Sherman's word alone seems hardly sufficient to make any conclusions.