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Re: Rocky Face & Crow Valley

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  • hartshje
    ... Lee, 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
    Message 1 of 20 , Mar 25, 2002
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      --- In civilwarwest@y..., LWhite64@a... wrote:
      > A couple of things to add, there was no way JJ could have attacked
      > 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.
      >

      Lee,

      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.

      Joe H.
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