Re: Columbus, Georgia April 16, 1865
- The Palmito Ranch affair involved artillery as well.
I hope this does not have to be settled on the field of honor [g].
--- In email@example.com, "hartshje" <Hartshje@a...> wrote:
> What constitutes a battle vs. a skirmish? Not sure I can tell
> 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,
> 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
> CWTI is Daniel Bellware (Member of the C.W. Preservation Trust in
> Columbus) for what it's worth. He obviously identifies Palmito
> 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.