36522Re: AS Johnston: The Right Plan?
- Jan 12, 2006--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "josepharose"
> --- In email@example.com, nickrelee@a... wrote:
> > In a message dated 1/12/2006 1:33:47 PM Mountain Standard Time,
> > civilwargroups@y... writes:
> > Grant thought that Crump's Landing, not Pittsburg Landing, was
> > his command was most vulnerable. Would it not have been betterin
> > fact for AS Johnston to strike at Wallace first, cutting offthe
> > Pittsburg Landing contingent, and then move in for the kill?The
> > I think that Johnston would have easily found himself cut off.
> > network isn't too great in the area and this move would have put
> > between himself and Corinth.
> You're correct. But not only would the Confederates have found
> themselves with the Union forces between themselves and their base
> (while the Federal supply line on the river was far less
> but a common military maxim is not to make a flank march in theface
> of the enemy. Not only would they be marching past the mainFederal
> encampments, they would really have to hook right around thatforce.
> The rebels who had such a hard time merely marching up to Shiloh
> Church in actuality would have, in this scenario, been strung out
> miles with the Federal army within easy striking distance. I canGiven your characterization of Grant's incompetence, the move would
> hardly think of a more dangerous situation.
> Whoever thought that such a move might have been a good idea should
> rethink the strategy involved.
not seem to be all that dangerous.
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