46874Re: [civilwarwest] Fall Back or Retreat
- Dec 20, 2010Here's the deal.
Thomas repulsed Critterdon and pursued him to the Ohio. The confederates scrambled aboard transport. They abandoned their cannons, their horses ( ny idea how badly impaired an army that ((reportedly, their names were not on the roll)) loses 1100 horse and miles Is?)) and their dead. They wwre useless as a force and completely destroyed as a military force.
Central Kentucky waS laid bare to the Union and the confederates were kicked into their Long, inevitable slide in the west.
Ther never was a retreat. Thomas just didn't have anything else to do.
There is no box Score in war. Just winners and losers
Amateur military historians study units and numbers
Professional military historians study battles.
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From: Bob Huddleston <huddleston.r@...>
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2010 15:41:15
Subject: Re: [civilwarwest] Fall Back or Retreat
I think both are equally applicable!
Judy and Bob Huddleston
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“There must be more historians of the Civil War than there were generals fighting it, and, of the two groups, the historians are the more belligerent.” David Donald, “Refighting the Civil War,” Lincoln Reconsidered (New York, 1956), 82.
On 12/20/2010 3:29 PM, Patricia Swan wrote:
> Certainly there were differences between General Grant's situation below
> Oxford and General Thomas' situation at Mill Springs. However, my
> question was about a comparison but which of the two terms under
> discussion would be more apt in describing Grant's situation. I haven't
> seen an answer as yet!
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