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47238Re: [civilwarwest] Re: Was Pemberton Wrong, Bad, Incompetent (Vicksburg Campaign)

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  • John Lawrence
    Jan 9, 2013
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      Whatever.
      Regards,
      Jack

      Tony <tony_gunter@...> wrote:

      >--- In civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com, John Lawrence wrote:
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      >> Not sure we are going here.
      >> Historically, Grant tried seven different ways into Vicksburg.
      >> If you want to call it two, OK.
      >> Regards,
      >> Jack
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      >Historically, secondary resources have all claimed that the Lake Providence canal was a failure (with the sole exception of Brooks Simpson). In fact, Ed Bearss called it the "Lake Providence Boondoggle." However, we now know that the Lake Providence canal was a viable bypass.
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      >Just because a handful of historians have claimed in the past it was seven attempts, doesn't mean we have to repeat their errors going forward.
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