43562Re: Battle of Iuka
- May 2, 2007--- In email@example.com, "Tony Gunter" <tony_gunter@...>
>I thought that the explanation you give is the same as the
> Not sure if anyone has noticed this, but I think there's a more
> logical explanation for why Ord never attacked at Iuka.
explanation I have heard it the past.
> Ord was 4 miles north of Iuka, Rosecrans was 2 miles south. Ordcarry
> reported at some point during the day (PUSG) that he heard irregular
> cannonading off to the south, but he did not seem to feel that it
> indicated a general engagement. Rosecrans reported after the battle
> that the terrain was very rough and at no point was he able to bring
> his artillery to bear upon the enemy for any length of time.
> 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.I think the communication connection was not as good as you
> 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.
indicate. IIRC, Rosecrans did sent couriers, but the distance was
long and the message did not get through.
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