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47218Re: [civilwarwest] Was Pemberton Wrong, Bad, Incompetent (Vicksburg Campaign)

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  • Jack Lawrence
    Jan 2, 2013
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      I live 30 miles from Lexington and was in Harpers ferry in October.
      Not sure I would call them Cities, let alone northern cities.

      Your comment on Confederate command structure is right on.

      Regards,

      Jack
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: ""Holger KlaƟmann"" <bucquoy@...>
      To: <civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2013 2:44 PM
      Subject: Re: [civilwarwest] Was Pemberton Wrong, Bad, Incompetent (Vicksburg
      Campaign)


      >I think Pemberton wasn't that bad, I remind Foote calling it something
      >like: "Pemberton was inflexible, but he was in a position where a more
      >flexible man might fly to pieces".
      >
      > Though Grant's generalship was superior to Pemberton's, I wonder how he
      > would have fared against Joe Johnston, if Pemberton had followed his
      > orders to unite his forces with Johnston's.
      > The main reason for Pemberton's failure was the confederate command
      > structure (if you can call it that), because it was unclear and Davis
      > always had a hand in the game.
      >
      > Confederate siege warfare? I think of Harper's Ferry (VA) and Lexington
      > (MO), but these were pretty short affairs.
      >
      > Kind regards,
      > Holger
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > -------- Original-Nachricht --------
      >> Datum: Wed, 2 Jan 2013 09:00:07 -0800 (PST)
      >> Von: Pamela Kirklin <pamelakirklin@...>
      >> An: "civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com" <civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com>
      >> Betreff: Re: [civilwarwest] Was Pemberton Wrong, Bad, Incompetent
      >> (Vicksburg Campaign)
      >
      >> A combination of seige warfare wearing down the men and taking the war to
      >> the people.
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> ________________________________
      >> From: Keith Giordano <keg032461@...>
      >> To: "civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com" <civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com>
      >> Sent: Wednesday, January 2, 2013 6:20 AM
      >> Subject: Re: [civilwarwest] Was Pemberton Wrong, Bad, Incompetent
      >> (Vicksburg Campaign)
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      >> I personally think Johnston was more to blame.
      >>
      >> Sent from my iPhone
      >> On Jan 2, 2013, at 1:52 AM, "callicles1" <callicles1@...> wrote:
      >>
      >> >I am of the opinion that Pemberton acquitted himself well enough during
      >> the campaign. He just ran up against Grant. I'm just wondering what you
      >> folks think.
      >> >
      >> >1. Was Grant that good; or
      >> >
      >> >2. Was Pemberton that bad; or
      >> >
      >> >3. Is it some where in between?
      >> >
      >> >I really can't wait to read opinions and to engage in discussion.
      >> >Thanks.
      >> >
      >> >
      >>
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