Re: Grant's Canal
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "slippymississippi" <
> --- In email@example.com, "bjer50010" <bjewell@i...> wrote:That would do it! That's probably why the original canal was placed
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, GnrlJEJohnston@a... wrote:
> > > The attempts by Grant to dig a canal to bypass Vicksburg as we
> have said
> > > before, was futile. Today however, there is only one remaining
> part of the
> > > attempts to dig a canal. Please click on the link below to see
> that part
> > > that remains.
> > >
> > Thanks for the message General. I finally found the Porter reply
> > the Grant note about Col. Bissell. Porter that the placing of the
> > canal to be "ridiculous", which he informed Bissell of and then
> sent a
> > reply to Grant indicating the same thing. The problem, as he
> > it, was that there was an overhanging bank of the river upstream of
> > mouth of the canal, which caused a strong eddy preventing the flow
> > water into the canal. But Porter recommended several modifications
> > the original canal, which apparently Bissell agreed with. Don't
> > why they were never implemented however.
> Probably because a Confederate battery was moved into a position
> where it had a clear line of sight all the way down the canal.
where it was, to avoid just such a possibility.