8538RE: [civilwarwest] Re: Understanding Vicksburg
- Nov 14, 2001I would also suggest that Grierson's Raid was the finest strategic cavalry
raid of the Civil War, overshadowing anything that either Forrest or Stuart
did in its impact on the course of the war.
One of the hard parts of doing a campaign -- or a battle -- is keeping
everything in perspective, things happening at the same time, often
scattered apart by miles. How many think of Morgan's Raid into Ohio as being
part of the Gettysburg Campaign?
Judy and Bob Huddleston
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Northglenn, CO 80234-3612
Finally, I don't think people appreciate how this was truly Grant's
finest hour. We give that notion lip service, but the fact is that
Grant was simply brilliant during the campaign. Not flawless, but
brilliant -- with a good bit of guts thrown in.
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