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757Re: [civilwarwest] What if Johnston had replaced Pemberton at vicksburg?

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  • aero1485@aol.com
    Apr 6, 2000
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      Whether or not direct orders were given, Pemberton interpreted them that way.
      And no general would disobey orders like this without feeling the effect. I
      now believe that if Johnston replaced Pemberton, he would've done the same
      thing...to an extent. He had to hold VIcksburg, and unless Johnston (if he
      replaced Pemberton) thought it was ABSOLUTELY hopeless, he wouldn't abandon
      Vicksburg.
      Aero
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