--- In civilwarwest@y..., clarkc@m... wrote:
> A friend of mine posed the following to me:
> 'I like Grant and admire the determination of his Vicksburg
> BUT by the time he arrived at Jackson in May 1863 he was just about
> where he was in 1862. Why didn't he stay where he was in 1862?'
First, Grant was not at Jackson in December 1862. He was a good
Second, Grant found his supply line cut in December 1862 and was not
prepared for it. In 1863 he designed his supply situation and knew
what he was going to encounter.