9672Re: Six Armies....
- Feb 12, 2002
--- In civilwarwest@y..., "hank9174" <clarkc@m...> wrote:
> Again, Woodworth points out that Bragg was thwarted by Hardee and
> Polk during the Tullahoma campaign, <someone> prior to Chickamauga
> when Rosecrans dangled a division at McLemores Cove, Polk again at
> Chickamauga and Longstreet at Chattanooga on the left at Brown's
> Ferry and Wauhatchie.
I simply wish that Woodworth would have tried to gather an
understanding of how and why these subordinates didn't work well with
You've worked with people like Bragg - it's always someone else's
fault - never his.
Tis one of the easy outs for looking at a particular campaign, that
one can always justify anything in the short term.
> In all of the above cases, Bragg had opportunities to whack a
> goodly portion of the AotC; in Longstreet's case, the whole army.
Longstreet a chance to wreck the whole army, and thwarted Bragg's
plans? Where and when?
> Whatever these men's feelings toward Bragg, they pretty much defied
> direct orders in these situations.
Let's deal with Longstreet for a moment. What orders did he defy?
Villa Hills, Ky
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