RE: [civilwarwest] Re: Champion Hill
Have you considered the possibility that “past history written by noted authors” may be tainted by personal bias?
From: GnrlJEJohnston@... [mailto:GnrlJEJohnston@...]
Sent: Monday, October 04, 2004 10:26 PM
Subject: Re: [civilwarwest] Re: Champion Hill
In a message dated 10/4/2004 9:02:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time, DPowell334@... writes:
First, have you read the book?
No Dave, I have not. I was going by the report given to the forum by Slippy. It has well been documented that McPherson was the "hero" of Champion Hill. If a writer supports McClernand over McPherson with regards to that battle, then he apparently refutes all that has been written priorly. According to Slippy, he also criticizes McPherson at Raymond. This too is against past history written by noted authors. As I said, if he is writing a historical book, let it be factual without personal bias's. If there is a personal bias implied, let it be the reader's.
"I have realized in our country that one class of
men makes war and leaves another to fight it out."
- William T. Sherman
Has Ed Bearss made any comments or has he given a review on the book, “Champion Hill Decisive Battle for Vicksburg” by Timothy B. Smith?