43560Re: Battle of Iuka
- May 2, 2007Yes, it has always seemed to me that that the onus of Grant's and
Ord's inaction has been unfairly shifted to Rosecrans.
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>was not being made, as expected, is a mystery to me. After all,
> Or why Grant or Ord did not send riders to ascertain why an attack
Rosecrans was pitched into battle, whereas Grant and Ord were doing
who knows what while waiting for a battle.
> Kevin S. Coy
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> From: Tony Gunter
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> Subject: [civilwarwest] Battle of Iuka
> Not sure if anyone has noticed this, but I think there's a more
> logical explanation for why Ord never attacked at Iuka.
> Ord was 4 miles north of Iuka, Rosecrans was 2 miles south. Ord
> reported at some point during the day (PUSG) that he heard
> cannonading off to the south, but he did not seem to feel that itbattle
> indicated a general engagement. Rosecrans reported after the
> that the terrain was very rough and at no point was he able tobring
> his artillery to bear upon the enemy for any length of time.carry
> So Ord was waiting to hear the sounds of artillery booming in the
> distance, but the musket fire that dominated the battle did not
> the distance between Ord and Rosecrans.
> Why Rosecrans, who had been communicating via telegraph regularly
> with Grant up to that point, did not send a rider back to the
> telegraph line to let Grant know that the general engagement had
> begun, is a mystery to me.
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