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46868Retreat and Fall Back

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  • Patricia Swan
    Dec 20, 2010
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      It may all be a matter of semantics, but it seems to me that this being
      the anniversary of Confederate General Earl Van Dorn's raid on Grant's
      supply base at Holly Springs, it might be a timely illustration. After
      the raid, Grant could no longer sustain his troops, his supplies at
      Holly Springs having been largely destroyed and the railroad down to
      Mississippi having been disrupted. One could say, and some do write,
      that Grant retreated. Others say that he was "forced to fall back" to
      Tennessee. Do these terms apply equally well to what Grant did, or is
      one or the other more apt?
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