36386Re: Wallace revisits Shiloh
- Jan 11, 2006--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "josepharose" <josepharose@y...>
>Who didn't know where the blame fell? The newspaperman, or Wallace?
> There is a newspaper report on Wallace's 1894 visit to the Shiloh
> It states that Wallace took the wrong road, but didn't know whether
> the blame fell on Grant, his aides, or Wallace.
> It did note thatHe convinced a newspaperman?
> 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.
>This qualifies as evidence, but certainly not confirmed history.
> 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.
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