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21117Re: [civilwarwest] What if Johnston had replaced Pemberton at vicksburg?

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  • Don Plezia
    Apr 6, 2000
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      Yes, he did! Then tried to shift the blame to Johnston, which Davis was
      only too happy to accept.

      Don Plezia
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "David Woodbury" <woodbury@...>
      To: <civilwarwest@egroups.com>
      Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2000 12:55 PM
      Subject: Re: [civilwarwest] What if Johnston had replaced Pemberton at
      vicksburg?


      > At 10:41 AM -0400 4/6/00, bobwatt@... wrote:
      > >The orders were to hold Vicksburg.
      > >Any commander would have to obay that standing order, I don't care
      who
      > >he was.
      >
      > Davis's was not an order, though Pemberton saw it that way. On the
      > other hand, Pemberton disobeyed the direct orders of his superior
      > (Johnston), did he not?
      >
      > David
      >
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