RE: [civilwarwest] Re: What do you think of...John Pemberton ??
For what it’s worth, I also agree. You may win a war with out a city or even a river, but not with out an army.
From: GnrlJEJohnston@... [mailto:GnrlJEJohnston@...]
Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2003 10:50 PM
Subject: Re: [civilwarwest] Re: What do you think of...John Pemberton ??
In a message dated 12/4/2003 8:30:20 PM Eastern Standard Time, james2044@... writes:
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.
Huuzzaaaah Someone finally agrees with me <veg>
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> 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.