46572Re: Latest Edition of Blue
- Dec 2, 2009--- In email@example.com, Patricia Swan <pbswan@...> wrote:
>Grant was ordered to do so by Halleck.
> Let's see. Did Grant order Sherman to Memphis to take the
> troops that McClernand was gathering there down to Vicksburg?
> Did Grant plan to keep up pressure on Pemberton and fix himYes, which Grant did. Only two brigades reached Vicksburg before Sherman's assault, both of them were ordered south before Pemberton knew that Grant was withdrawing back to Vicksburg. Neither brigade participated appreciably in the fighting at Chickasaw Bayou.
> in position, preventing his going to Vicksburg?
> Did Grant thus envision a coordinated actionNo. If Sherman's movement had been successful in carrying Vicksburg or causing Pemberton to abandon Grenada, then Grant would have followed Pemberton closely and rendezvoused with Sherman on the Yazoo at some point. However, Sherman's movement failed to do either.
> between his troops and those with Sherman?
> Please enlighten us.Done. Any other questions? :D
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