RE: [civilwarwest] Re: What do you think of...John Pemberton ??
- As I recall - and my memory is certainly subject to lapse,- Pemberton was
receiving two sets of instructions: defend the city...save the army. One
from his President, and one from his Commanding General. Who was to be
obeyed? Davis or Johnston. an interesting dilemma.--Dan
From: carlw4514 [mailto:carlw4514@...]
Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2003 06:37 PM
Subject: [civilwarwest] Re: What do you think of...John Pemberton ??
--- In email@example.com, "north_carolina_26th"
> Traitor??Pemberton as traitor is just wrong.
> or "Defender Of Vicksburg" ??certainly, since he refused to vacate. But who is calling him that?
> In my opinion I think he could have done a lot better jobWelcome aboard, 26th, Vicksburg is much discussed here. We'll
> 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 !!
never know how Pemberton would have done, IMHO, due to interference
by Davis and JEJ. Initially, his response to Grant's flanking move was
militarily sound; after getting input from JEJ, he started to make mistakes.
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> Covered In Glory The 26TH
- --- 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.