11542Re: [civilwarwest] Re: / paroling and exchanging (was: THE BATTLE OF VICKSBURG
- Jun 3, 2002In a message dated Mon, 3 Jun 2002 2:43:16 PM Eastern Daylight Time, carlw4514@... writes:
> I stand corrected, then. Any insight into Grant'sTwo reasons:
> argument that the process favored the CSA?
(1) The argument over valid/invalid paroles had led the
CSA to release the Vicksburg garrison from their paroles
long before the Federals thought they should have. Grant
captured some men at Chattanooga who he had captured
at Vicksburg and I imagine he was unhappy about it.
(2) Simple arithmetic. If you have the numerical edge,
it is to your disadvantage to let the other side "re-cycle"
> BTW I would say it's "on topic," since the terms ofBut the focus of the controversy was in the east, in
> the Vicksburg surrender might have triggered the
1864. And you and I don't set the rules <g>.
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