43460Re: McPherson's Flanking Movement at Port Gibson
- Apr 16, 2007--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Dave Smith" <dmsmith001@...>
>I think there is a LOT of nuance to the Battle of Raymond that you're
> But to bring all this back to the topic at hand (and it does!), I
> think that for the early writers of Vicksburg (Bearss, Carter et al),
> the story wasn't in the details, but in the outcomes - what Port
> Gibson, Raymond, Champion Hill, etc. meant to the telling of the
> story. No matter who went up which ravine and when, Bowen's
> outnumbered forces still retreat and burn the bridge over the bayou.
> No matter where McPherson's horse might have been at Raymond, Gregg's
> forces are still outnumbered and have to retreat.
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