Re: Lew Wallace's Destination
- --- In email@example.com, "josepharose" <josepharose@y...>
> I maintain that Wallace was ordered to the army's "right." That'sstated
> what he and his aides stated. In the ORs, Grant's aides also
> that it was to the right--and not to the Landing, as you maintain--The quotes you provided from Grant's aides indicate that Wallace was
> that Wallace was ordered.
to march up the river road to the landing.
> Even Grant in his article wrote: "If the position of our front hadRead the article. In regard to Wallace's attempt to move to
> not changed, the road which Wallace took would have been somewhat
> shorter to our right than the River road." He did not claim that
> Wallace made a mistake by marching to Sherman's flank; Wallace's
> only alleged mistake in this article is having marched past the
Sherman's position, Grant says: "this is not where I had
ordered him nor where I wanted him to go."
Therefore, how can you attempt to assert: "As stated above, Grant
> wished Wallace to march up the River Road to Pittsburg Landing.Not at all. As I said above, the quotes you provided show these
> This is the version given by all the actors at the sending end of
> the message: Grant, Rawlins, Rowley, Baxter, McPherson." You are
> thoroughly contradicted by the evidence given by each of these men,
> the aides in particular.
aides stating that Wallace was to move up the River Road to the
> Furthermore, did Rowley explicitly mention the River Road as youRowley said Wallace was to move up the river. Unless Wallace was to
> state that he did?
travel by boat, this meant the River Road.
> No map which I have seen shows the Shunpike heading west, which youline
> claim it does as the Tennessee was to the east. Is there an on-
> map or other source to which you can refer me?http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/cwmhtml/cwmhome.html
search by keyword Shiloh; look at the map titled
United States--Tennessee--Shiloh National Military Park. 1901]
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, GnrlJEJohnston@a... wrote:
> ...Lewis Cass (first governor ofHe was also a general in the war of 1812, Secretary of War under
> Michigan I believe)...
Jackson, Secretary of State under Buchanan [until he resigned during
the secession crisis] and the Democratic Party's Presidential
Candidate in 1848 (lost to Taylor), in addition to a bunch of other
sutff (amassador, congressman, senator)