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Re: Sterling Price

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  • james2044
    Carl; I agree with you but at that time he was used up and beaten down by than. With what Jeff Davis and Van Dorn did to him, you can see why. He dies in
    Message 1 of 12 , Mar 26, 2003
      Carl;

      I agree with you but at that time he was used up and beaten down by
      than. With what Jeff Davis and Van Dorn did to him, you can see
      why. He dies in 1867 at home in St. Louis.

      James2044

      --- In civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com, "carlw4514" <carlw4514@y...>
      wrote:
      > Seems like the event that made Price look bad was his 1864
      invasion of
      > Missouri. In particular he seemed to be the last die-hard to really
      > believe that any substantial number of people were going to join
      the
      > army during these incursions, and considering that his invasion was
      > really a big cavalry raid, it really was pretty bad for him to be
      > expecting such... Lee couldn't do it in Maryland '62, Bragg
      couldn't
      > do it in Kentucky '62, how was Old Pap going to pull it off in '64?
      > -Price's belief he could do it caused him to overlook the lessons
      that
      > Marmaduke and Shelby [IIRC] learned in their raids, which was
      > basically hit hard, move fast, and avoid hard targets. Price
      violated
      > the latter two items and paid for it. He even stopped to try to
      gather
      > crowds and make speeches. At the end he was really up stinking
      creek
      > scrambling for a paddle, getting handled pretty roughly in the
      latter
      > actions in MO before returning to Arkansas.
      > Carl
      > --- In civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com, "james2044" <james2044@h...>
      wrote:
      > > I've been doing some reading on Price. He seems to have done a
      > > above average job and always tried to do what was best for the
      CSA.
      > > He had the very bad luck to serve under Van Dorn and was not
      like by
      > > Jeff Davis which ruined many a good man. I would like to hear
      other
      > > member's thoughts on him.
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