Re: The affects of weather on Sherman's advance to Atlanta
- Or more to the point:
Could Johnston have stopped Sherman at the Kennesaw Mt. line if the
weather had been drier?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Marc Grad" <heidimarc@m...>
> Regarding the Atlanta campaign, during the month of June it rainedseems
> 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
> to me that dryer weather would have helped Sherman to keep hison
> patience enough so he would not have ordered the June 27th attack
> Kennesaw Mt. Not only would drier weather have helped his soldiersin
> marching ability, but perhaps it would have helped them (at least
> Sherman's mind) to stay more securely supplied?