Re: Getting back to the west...
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Will" <wh_keene@y...> wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, "slippymississippi"I figured out where it is. Thanks.
> <slippymississippi@y...> wrote:
> > ...
> > If you'd like,
> > I have uploaded a topographical map with rough estimates of the
> > fields, woods, and initial troop dispostitions in that area...
> Is this available for viewing?
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, GnrlJEJohnston@a... wrote:
> In a message dated 3/18/2003 10:05:44 AM Eastern Standard Time,That's how I read his behaviour. His behaviour during the battle was
> bjewell@i... writes:
> > Appler made
> > the decision to move his regiment forward, in contradiction of
> > Sherman's orders. Read Sword. It was his own mistake, not Sherman's.
> > And the collapse of his regiment resulted from his actions not
> > Sherman's. The man simply wasn't competent to command a regiment in
> > battle, as he clearly showed.
> Appler was not only incompetant, he was a coward only to be paralleled by
> Gideon Pillow hiding behind a tree while his troops were going forward.
abysmal. But even beforehand his constant "chicken little" routine
appears to have gotten on Sherman's nerves; hence the sarcastic
replies. Of course Appler did turn out to be right, thereby proving
the old adage about a broken clock being right twice a day. ;)
> exhibited bravado before battle only to have to clean out their pantsBut some of them actually stuck with the fight. To be afraid in combat
seems normal, but Appler's behaviour defined cowardice.
> JEJGood to hear from you General.