43567Re: Battle of Iuka
- May 2, 2007--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "William H Keene" <wh_keene@...>
>I've never heard this explained without invoking the "acoustic
> --- In email@example.com, "Tony Gunter" <tony_gunter@>
> > Not sure if anyone has noticed this, but I think there's a more
> > logical explanation for why Ord never attacked at Iuka.
> > ...
> I thought that the explanation you give is the same as the
> explanation I have heard it the past.
shadow," which sounds like so much magic to me. I don't think
sporadic heavy musketry could be heard through thick woods at eight
>From going back to the O.R., it appears that the 12:40 p.m. message
> I think the communication connection was not as good as you
> indicate. IIRC, Rosecrans did sent couriers, but the distance was
> long and the message did not get through.
took ~10 hours to reach Grant through the woods. I think if
Rosecrans had sent it back to the telegraph line, it would have
gotten there in less than half that time. But that's hindsight.
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