Re: What do you think of...John Pemberton ??
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "north_carolina_26th" <
IMHO, he was neither traitor nor coward but a walking example of the "Peter
Principle." His training and experience did not prepare him for the arduous
and thankless job to which he was assigned. His "friend" Jeff Davis did him no
favors by sending him to Vicksburg and then failing to follow a clear policy or
line of command in the region.
- --- In email@example.com, "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.