Re: Rocky Face & Crow Valley
- --- In civilwarwest@y..., LWhite64@a... wrote:
> A couple of things to add, there was no way JJ could have attackedLee,
> out of Mill Creek Gap, which was a sizeable gap, because unlike
> Snake Creek Gap it had been blocked and flooded. Now to numbers
> that JJ had at or around Dalton was 56,083 including Cantey at
> Resaca. By the end of May with the arrival of Polk he would have
> 69,946 men that is minus the men he had lost.
Very good point about Mill Creek Gap. Assuming then that an advance
straight down the ridge was not feasable, shouldn't Johnston have
been able to send a force of at least 45,000 men around the northern
end of the ridge via Crow Valley to strike Howard & Stoneman? That
would still give him a better than 2-to-1 advantage.