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36386Re: Wallace revisits Shiloh

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  • Dave Smith
    Jan 11, 2006
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      --- In civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com, "josepharose" <josepharose@y...>
      > There is a newspaper report on Wallace's 1894 visit to the Shiloh
      > battlefield.
      > It states that Wallace took the wrong road, but didn't know whether
      > the blame fell on Grant, his aides, or Wallace.

      Who didn't know where the blame fell? The newspaperman, or Wallace?

      > It did note that
      > Wallace "went over every foot of his march" and convinced the 2 or 3
      > prominent officers and a surveyor that his troops marched 17 miles
      > that day. That would be almost 2 1/2 miles per hour.

      He convinced a newspaperman?
      > He was marching toward the right of the army so, unless all of
      > Wallace's aides and others who saw Baxter's written order at that time
      > failed to notice the words "River Road" or something similar, the main
      > criticisms against him seem to be unfounded.

      This qualifies as evidence, but certainly not confirmed history.

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