11541Re: [civilwarwest] Re: / paroling and exchanging (was: THE BATTLE OF VICKSBURG
- Jun 3, 2002I stand corrected, then. Any insight into Grant's
argument that the process favored the CSA?
BTW I would say it's "on topic," since the terms of
the Vicksburg surrender might have triggered the
--- Jfepperson@... wrote:
> In a message dated Mon, 3 Jun 2002 12:37:55 PM__________________________________________________
> Eastern Daylight Time, carlw4514@... writes:
> > -The decision to stop exchanging prisoners IMO was
> > of the most regrettable decisions Grant ever made.
> He didn't make it. The cartel was suspended per
> from Stanton in July, 1863. Grant's role was to
> that suspension for most of 1864, and we know he did
> out of a belief that exchange favored the South. At
> time of Grant's taking the top command, the dispute
> the two sides involved on the order of 17,000 men.
> is, the South thought the North owed them 7,000 men,
> the North thought the South owed them 10,000 men, or
> something like that. This part of the dispute
> on problems with accounting of paroled men.
> Then there was the issue of black troops and the
> government's stated policy to treat them as
> something other
> than POW's.
> I hope to have an article on this subject published
> in the
> near future. For now, since I am unsure whether it
> on topic for our discussion, I will point you to a
> page (http://members.aol.com/jfepperson/pow.html);
> is the correct URL but AOHell appears to have
> lost the page. I'll reload it tonight.
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