Re: [civilwarwest] Re: What do you think of...John Pemberton ??
- In a message dated 12/4/2003 8:36:45 PM Eastern Standard Time, wh_keene@... writes:
I think its unfair
and insulting to call him a traitor (to the CSA) or coward.
-WillIn no way was Pemberton a coward or a traitor to the CSA. Misguided and weak in ways., Yes A commander that was persuaded by subordinates rather than following orders from his immediate superior, Yes Most of all, IMO, he was a fool to listen to Davis, whether he was President and CIC or not, to get himself cornered with no way out and thus losing his army.JEJ
- --- 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.