9477Re: [civilwarwest] Re: One thing about Grant critics I have never understood.
- Jan 18, 2002In a message dated 1/18/02 6:31:10 PM Eastern Standard Time,
<< At any rate, Smith commanded the expedition at the time Sherman
landed at Pittsburg.
At the time that Sherman with his flotilla and divisision went up the river
to close to Muscle Shoals and then back to Pittsburg Landing, Smith was not
with him. Smith might have chosen Sherman to do the scouting and commanded
him in that manner, but the overall commander of the expedition was Sherman.
Smith was still back in Savannah when Sherman landed.
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