Re: Grant's view of Joe Johnston
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "William Gower" <billgower@c...>
> ... So I guess my question is, has Johnston not been given aa more
> fair shake by historians and are there any that portray Johnston in
> favorable light?Yes, and I think Steve Newton has portrayed him more favorably
in "Joseph E. Johnston and the Defense of Richmond".
- --- In email@example.com, Jfepperson@a... wrote:
> In a message dated 11/11/2004 6:38:36 PM Eastern Standard Time,was
> illiniillinois@y... writes:
> I agree. And don't forget there was Lee's comment that McClellan
> the best general he had ever faced. I think Grant was playing aAnd was made in private conversation, and reported after Lee's death.
> little tit for tat.
> Except that alleged Lee's comment about McClellan did not come to
> light until after Grant was dead.
Funny how so little of those treasured conversations were documented
while Lee was alive ... :-)