Re: Lew Wallace's Destination
- --- In email@example.com, "Martin Williams"
> ...Arkansas, losing all identity as a division. Wallace himself gave up
> Wallace's 3rd Division was transferred to the District of East
command of the division in June; Dyer does not give an exact date.
In September the state of Arkansas was transferred to the Department
Wallace requested a leave of absence at the end of June. His
division was transferred in July.
> ...feeling toward Wallace that July, that the 3rd Division was broken up
> My suspicious nature speculates that there was still some bad
to give him nothing to command if and when he returned to duty, and
that if he insisted on going to Arkansas anyway he would still be
located in a comparative backwater.
I don't understand why the fate of his former division made a
difference, as commanders could be shuffled from division to division.
Also, the definition of East Arkansas as a backwater is relative: it
became part of the staging area for the Vicksburg Campaign and was
the scene of the battle of Helena. Wallace almost returned in late
1862 and was slated to take command of Corinth.
Still, my sense is that Halleck definitely had bad feelings about
Wallace. In ealry 1863, Wallace would write to Halleck with the
concern that a bad feeling existed in Halleck's office and that
Halleck himself entertained these feelings--this is what led to
statements about Shiloh from McPherson, Rowley and Rawlins. Halleck
certainly expressed his negative feelings about Wallace later in the
war, generally as part of negative words about politically connected
- --- 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)