23466Re: Longstreet move west
- Oct 14, 2003I agree with what Lee says, but I'm still amazed at the seeming lack
of concern about the arrival of Longstreet's forces.
Bragg evidenced, through his staff or otherwise, concern about
Longstreet's whereabouts, even though he tactically assigned half of
his army to Old Pete prior to going to sleep the night of September
19 - and before Longstreet's arrival!
I've suggested this before; we know of Lee's staff, we know of
Longstreet and Jackson's staffs, but who - other than William
Mackall, do we know of regarding Bragg's staff?
Unless it's poor Pollack Lee who couldn't seem to get the Polk
breakfast thingy straight ...
--- In email@example.com, LWhite64@a... wrote:
> Well Bragg knew they were on the way, but he was trying to take
advantage of the oportunity that he had before him of destroying
Crittenden's Corps at Lee and Gordon's Mill before Thomas and McCook
could link up with it, he also would cut off the others from getting
back to the defences of Chattanooga. He couldnt wait for Longstreet,
in fact Bragg wanted the movement that led to the battle to begin on
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