I think that some are getting their facts confused . Cities are mentioned such as Tupelo, Jackson, Holly Springs, Corinth, Shiloh, Iuka and Corinth again.Message 1 of 109 , Jan 1, 2008View SourceI think that some are getting their facts confused . Cities are mentioned such as Tupelo, Jackson, Holly Springs, Corinth, Shiloh, Iuka and Corinth again. Add to the list Meridan and Columbus. These cities and towns are parts of three different campaigns, The Shiloh-Corinth campaign, The campaign of Price and Van Dorn in northern Mississippi (Iuka and Corinth) and the start of the Vicksburg campaign (Holly Springs). Some need to get their train on the right track.As to Corinth after Shiloh, Corinth was the rebel concentration point and Halleck needlessly allowed Beauregard to occupy it until early June. The point is that he tried to retain it AS LONG AS POSSIBLE. That was the south's campaign, to occupy, defend and prevent the use of to the federal forces. There was fighting during this time but, yes, of a small scale. DO YOU EVER HEAR OF THE BATTLE OF FARMINGTON? Beauregard was successful in this campaign and finished it with an evacuation of the city done in a very good manner, yes, again, the fault of Halleck. Grant would have had a lot to say about Corinth except Halleck shut him up. Yes, it is true that Corinth was the main objective of the union advance down the Tennessee River after Fort Henry. That campaign was in January and February 1862 and ended in June when Corinth was captured. THE QUESTION OF WHAT NEXT STARTED THE PLANNING AND MOVEMENT TOWARDS TUPELO AND A NEW CAMPAIGN.The retreat south to Tupelo was the start of the next phase of the war and a new commander, Bragg. The time spent by both armies in Corinth and vicinity were a separate phase of the war. Look at the objectives and the conditions of the armies during these three separate campaigns. They were different, these factors caused the tacticial deployments and goals to be different. The Iuka/ Corinth campaign starting in September was a completely new campaign with new commanders, forces and goals.RonFrom: ngreadermailSent: Monday, December 31, 2007 6:10 PMSubject: [civilwarwest] Re: The viability of Attack in the West versus the East
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> > Forgive me, but I always thought there was an advance after
> > the Union against the Confederates at Corinth, and that
> > evaluated the city on the eve of a Union assault. I never heard
> > this notion of a continuous retreat before. Does any reputable
> > history make the same claim? Thanks, Ken.
> several here seem to think that stopping for a while until the
> got near before continueing to fall back is somehow not the same
I think that's quite reasonable. When did Corinth fall? End of
May? Seven, eight weeks after Shiloh?
> yeah they lingered at corinth. and when the union approached
> continued south.
Have you read anything about the May 1862 event?
> that all was the result of shiloh. the CSA was unable to draw up a
> viable defense line until they made jackson. that was the result of
> shiloh.use all the word tricks you want.
Word tricks? Is "reputable history" a word trick? Do you happen to
know where Jackson is? Are you confusing it with Tupelo? Have you
read about Grant's 1862 drive against Vicksburg? Are you aware of
the battles at Corinth and Iuka in later 1862?
> but the fact is after being defeated at shiloh, the next places the
> CSA was able to contest were jackson and vicksburg.
I recall something about battles at Iuka and Corinth. Were they word
tricks, too? Was Holly Springs a myth? Can someone help me out on
this? Maybe it was all due to those problems with hearing the battle
Does any other contributor agree with this contention about the
aftermath of Shiloh? Wouldn't someone agree that the taking of
Island No. 10 helped crack the Confederate line in northern
Mississippi? Thanks, Ken
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I was asking Ray for a source on Jackson. ... versus the East ... ohara@ ... ... 1/2/2008 11:29 AMMessage 109 of 109 , Jan 2, 2008View SourceI was asking Ray for a source on Jackson.
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>versus the East
> How many sources do you want? Take your pick.
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> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Ronald black"
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> > >
> > > Ray:
> > > They didn't go to Jackson.
> > > Ron
> > >
> > when grant began the next campaign. they were at jackson.
>1/2/2008 11:29 AM
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