Re: What do you think of...John Pemberton ??
- --- In email@example.com, "north_carolina_26th"
> Traitor?? coward?? or "Defender Of Vicksburg" ??Well you have come to the right place as Pemberton has been a hot
> In my opinion I think he could have done a lot better job
> defending Vicksburg, but I have to admit I do not know as much
> about the war in the west as I should, but I am here to learn !!
topic here in the past and there are some knowlegeable types who hang
around...unless they have worn themselves out with our arguing. One
of our esteemed members has written some articles about Pemberton and
the defense of Vicksburg which can be read at:
He certainly could have done a better job defending Vicksburg, but
perfection is a difficult standard to achieve. I think its unfair
and insulting to call him a traitor (to the CSA) or coward.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Dave Smith" <dmsmith001@y...>
> By that logic, (and to invoke as a point of reference that theater-Dave;
> that-shall-not-be-mentioned) Abraham Lincoln was responsible for
> Fredericksburg (First).
I'll agree with that statement. When Burnside got command of the
AOP, over his objections, it was with a clear understanding that a
winter campaign was required. Given this logic, Lincoln was
responsible for 1st Bull Run too.