Re: Lew Wallace's Destination
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Will" <wh_keene@y...> wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, "josepharose"<josepharose@y...>
> wrote:Grant's position at Shiloh didn't get any more *left* than the
> > Mr. Keene:
> > Pittsburg Landing was to the army's left rear. That is exactly
> > opposite to a position on the right of the lines.
> How did you come up with 'left'?
> > P.S. Grant's memoirs state: "A number of attempts were made bythe
> > enemy to turn our right flank, where Sherman was posted, butevery
> > effort was repulsed with heavy loss." I guess that Sherman'sfrom
> > division was at the landing, if one uses your reasoning.
> No, you are not using my reasoning at all. The concept of "the
> right" can apply to a broad area. Since you are going to quote
> Grant's Memoirs, let's see what else he wrote: "The division ofSmith was really not on the left or right. His camps were behind
> General C. F. Smith was on the right, also in reserve."
the middle of the Union line. See
although the 1959 book has a better map just of the camps. Either
way, Smith had no units to either side and Pittsburg Landing was to
Smith's left. Any more left and you end up in the river.
Pittsburg Landing was to the rear (you agree, I trust) and to the
left; hence, "left rear."
- --- 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)