Re: SCG epilogue
- Dave, very good. Thanks for sending along this link. I'll have a look
at it. I used to have a book in my library called "The Atlanta
Papers," put out by Morningside, and I wonder if this essay is part
of that collection. I cannot find that book anywhere.
At 9:08 AM -0700 4/15/02, David Mercado wrote:
>I finally received a paper from the Atlanta History Center that may be the
>definitive treatment to date of the Confederate Snake Creek Gap SNAFU.
>Not that anyone wants to reopen that can of worms in the Civil War West
>forum, but for your information, the historian Kurtz substantiates your side
>of the story: Johnston was totally surprised. He also says that General
>Wheeler had enough general instructions from Johnston that he should have
>had plenty of scouts in all the gaps even though Johnston was sure that
>McPherson at most would try a raid to Rome.
- Hi Dave.
I never have subscribed to it though I have picked up occassional
issues at the bookstore when the lead story grabs me. I know of a
used bookstore that stocks old issues--will look for the one you
--- In civilwarwest@y..., David Woodbury <woodbury@s...> wrote:
> At 9:18 PM +0000 4/30/02, wh_keene wrote:
> >I agree that our discussion was "getting a tad unwieldy." My work
> >situation has changed, so I haven't been able to follow this board
> >closely as I used to. Only today could I catch up. The thread had
> >become so unwieldy that it seemed to have become about what I said
> >about what you said about what I said about what you said and it
> >hard to make sense of it without going back and starting over.
> Haven't been able to keep up with the discussions lately -- things
> like work, classes, Giants baseball, two small children, and the
> opening of the trout season all combined to push Snake Creek Gap
> into the background. I did want to say, however, that I wasn't
> ignoring your last missive on the subject.
> I've subsequently come across the March 2001 issue of "North &
> South," with Steven H. Newton's article, "What Really Happened at
> Snake Creek Gap?" I've just started through it, and will try to
> convey the main points here. I'm curious to see if he brings
> new to the discussion, or summarizes the conflicting views much as
> have done. Based on the subtitle, he may be more sympathetic to
> "The conventional account of the opening of the
> 1864 Georgia Campaign is that William T. Sherman
> swiftly bamboozled Joseph E. Johnston. There is another
> Do you, by chance, subscribe to and keep back issues of "North &