46565Re: Latest Edition of Blue & Gray: Chickasaw Bayou
- Dec 2, 2009not sure what you mean by "Sherman's move"
> I also think there is some room in the article for clarifying the political machinations behind Sherman's move. This was not Grant's riverine campaign for Vicksburg, it was Lincoln and Halleck's riverine campaign. For Grant to patiently scrap his plans for an overland campaign without complaint and defer to his masters sitting behind desks a thousand miles away seems superhuman to me. Contrast that to McClellan's reaction to Lincoln's comparatively minor meddlings, and we see why Grant was the man who would go on to win the war.
- << Previous post in topic Next post in topic >>