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 ??
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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 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 !!
Welcome aboard, 26th, Vicksburg is much discussed here. We'll
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.
> Covered In Glory The 26TH
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