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36399Re: Wallace revisits Shiloh

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  • bjer50010
    Jan 11, 2006
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      --- In civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com, Jfepperson@a... wrote:
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      >
      >
      > > 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.
      >
      > IIRC, Grant's main criticism of him was that, as he advanced
      toward the
      > army's (original) right, the sound of the firing would have fallen
      > behind
      > him because of the Confederate advance in the battle; this should
      have
      > told him (Wallace) something.
      >

      And if you look at the map accompanying the article from Rich (which
      forms the basis for Daniel's map on Wallace's movements) you will
      see that Grant was quite correct in his description.

      Barry

      > JFE
      >
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