13734Re: Red River Campaign
- Sep 10, 2002--- In civilwarwest@y..., "wh_keene" <wh_keene@y...> wrote:
> Carl--"...there always seemed to be something unsound somewheresaid.
> militarily in Banks' operations...there Banks got his troops
> Banks was not the only general of which this two thinks could be
>Put another way - getting out-generaled by Stonewall Jackson, given
> > ...Defending Banks can be a bit tricky methinks.
> Don't get me wrong--I am not trying to claim that Banks was a major
> league talent. I just feel that people are too quick to call label
> him a failure, particulalry when the war was full of questionable
> talents. Take for example Madelon's comment that "Natty Banks had
> military skills whatsoever". I disagree. She also added "...not
> when he was losing all the Union stores in the northern Shenandoah
> Valley...". You would probably loose those stores to if Stonewall
> Jackson outnumbered you by more than 2 to 1.
our hindsight knowledge - is something that happened to a lot of
generals. And while no one likes to lose, at least it wasn't to
someone like John Floyd ...
Villa Hills, KY
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