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36445Re: Wallace revisits Shiloh

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  • Dave Smith
    Jan 11, 2006
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      --- In civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com, "josepharose" <josepharose@y...>
      wrote:
      >
      > --- In civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com, Jfepperson@a... wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > > 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.
      > >
      > > JFE
      > >
      >
      > That criticism appeared rather late in the discussion, IIRC, and
      > seems rather spurious.

      It seems awfully common sense, which would negate allegations of it
      being "spurious."

      Last time I checked, Gun and Cannon Fire = Battle.
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