Re: What do you think of...John Pemberton ??
- --- In email@example.com, "north_carolina_26th"
> Traitor?? coward?? or "Defender Of Vicksburg" ??Pemberton did what he understood he was ordered to do by President
> 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 !!
Davis, hold his army in Vicksburg. He expected to be "saved" when
the seige was lifted but it didn't work out that way. The press
wouldn't allocate blame to Davis or Johnston so Pemberton got it
all. What he did was silly and he should have pulled his army out
of Vicksburg and joined Johnston, but that was what he understood
his orders to be.
- --- 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.