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Re: The affects of weather on Sherman's advance to Atlanta

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  • Marc Grad
    Or more to the point: Could Johnston have stopped Sherman at the Kennesaw Mt. line if the weather had been drier? ... seems ... on ... in
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 28, 2004
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      Or more to the point:

      Could Johnston have stopped Sherman at the Kennesaw Mt. line if the
      weather had been drier?

      --- In civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com, "Marc Grad" <heidimarc@m...>
      wrote:
      > Regarding the Atlanta campaign, during the month of June it rained
      > for a couple of weeks straight. To what extent did the weather
      > contribute to Sherman's inability to outflank Johnston from his
      > defensive positions at Pine Mt/Brush Mt/and then Kennesaw Mt.
      >
      > Of course both armies had to deal with the same weather, but it
      seems
      > to me that dryer weather would have helped Sherman to keep his
      > patience enough so he would not have ordered the June 27th attack
      on
      > Kennesaw Mt. Not only would drier weather have helped his soldiers
      > marching ability, but perhaps it would have helped them (at least
      in
      > Sherman's mind) to stay more securely supplied?
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