Re: Beauregard (was Davis & Johnston)
- --- In email@example.com, david owens <davidowens24@y...>
> Hey-to whom it may conern,toot their own horns too much. In hind site it would have been
> Both Beauregard & Johnson were capable leaders but they liked to
interesting though if Beauregard would had been allowed to stay in
the eastern theater and given a commanding role-could have changed a
lot of things.
>Beauregard and others to a lesser extent-proved to help doom the
> Too many people including Johnson and Davis were jealious of
Confederates-proves you can't fight revolutions with conservative
actions-you must be proactive as was Lee.
>Beauregard was an excellent engineer with a good eye for defensive
strength, but his offensive ideas were just too grandiose. He was so
desperate to stay in the limelight that he was constantly writing
long exposes to any general or politician he thought might listen to
his strategies, which were usually far-fetched. He was too arrogant
for his own political good. His defenses of Charleston and
Petersburg were excellent, and I truly wonder how well HE might have
managed to do at Vicksburg instead of Pemberton.
- In a message dated 7/10/2003 8:51:31 AM Eastern Standard Time, slippymississippi@... writes:
> Is there any evidence that Sherman had beef with Logan? PoliticalFollowing Atlanta, Logan took leave to do some politicing in order for supporting Lincoln's election coming up in November. He had finished that and was on his way back when Grant sent him the wire to proceed to Nashville and take over command from Thomas. After that order was rescinded, Logan went back and joined Sherman. If Sherman had a beef with Logan so much and did not respect his ability, why did he have Logan appointed the final commander of the Army of the Tennessee. Granted, a year earlier, he had Howard replace McPherson rather than Logan, but not only was Howard a WP graduate, he outranked Logan. I do not think anything personal was involved in Sherman's decision making in this case.
> general or not, he was one of the most effective division commanders
> under Grant during the Vicksburg campaign. It's hard to
> Sherman would relish the loss of a good general.