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Re: Columbus, Georgia April 16, 1865

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  • carlw4514
    The Palmito Ranch affair involved artillery as well. I hope this does not have to be settled on the field of honor [g]. Carl ... where ... but ... in ... Ranch
    Message 1 of 10 , Jun 9, 2003
      The Palmito Ranch affair involved artillery as well.
      I hope this does not have to be settled on the field of honor [g].
      Carl
      --- In civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com, "hartshje" <Hartshje@a...> wrote:
      > Carl,
      >
      > What constitutes a battle vs. a skirmish? Not sure I can tell
      where
      > the cut-off is. Columbus involved 4,000 Union troops (with 8,000
      > more nearby) against about 3,000 Confederates. Plenty of artillery
      > was involved also, as Wilson captured 52 guns and 1200 prisoners,
      but
      > only lost 24 men. That was quite an accomplishment. I believe the
      > Palmito Ranch "affair" involved about 500 Federals and an equal or
      > slightly larger number of Confederates. The author of the article
      in
      > CWTI is Daniel Bellware (Member of the C.W. Preservation Trust in
      > Columbus) for what it's worth. He obviously identifies Palmito
      Ranch
      > as a skirmish, not a major battle. At any rate, I was only relaying
      > the existence of the article, and I thought it a pretty good one.
      >
      > Joe
      >
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