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36432Re: Wallace revisits Shiloh

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  • josepharose
    Jan 11, 2006
      --- 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.
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      > 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.
      >
      > JFE
      >

      That criticism appeared rather late in the discussion, IIRC, and seems
      rather spurious.
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