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13709Re: Nathaniel Banks [east vs west]

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  • carlw4514
    Sep 1, 2002
      I suspect you may be right.
      I am certain that the loss of the availability of troops from the most
      populous part of Louisiana was sorely felt in 1864; the very troops
      Taylor was commanding in VA had basically come from there IIRC.
      --- In civilwarwest@y..., David Kowalski <kywddavid@y...> wrote:
      > Suddenly the key point from the Jackson Valley
      > campaign as it transfers to the Red River snaps into
      > focus: Taylor was a brigadier general at Winchester.
      > He charged Banks' line, got good resistance but
      > suddenly Banks' forces melted. I suspose Taylor's
      > notion was that if pressure were applied to Banks, his
      > army would eventually fold.
      > True or not, I suspect that Taylor's taste of glory as
      > a Brigadier played a part in the mental game played
      > out in the Red River campaign.
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