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Re: George Thomas' (almost) dismissal at Nashville

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  • tlind1@yahoo.com
    The timeline was actually was right but the attack was on the 15th with the deciding battle on the 16th...sorry was working from memory.. ... stuff. ... in ...
    Message 1 of 6 , Jan 26, 2005
      The timeline was actually was right but the attack was on the 15th
      with the deciding battle on the 16th...sorry was working from
      memory..



      --- In civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com, "aot1952" <aot1952@y...> wrote:
      >
      > Mr. Hank-
      > Many moons ago, and following some silly 'heartburn' I think I
      > posted a complete listing of the ORs telegragh and letter messages
      > surrounding this whole interesting situation. I for the life of me
      > do not know how to go back in the archives and retreive this
      stuff.
      > As I recall we had a spirited discussion about
      > the "Thomas/Grant/Nashville" situation with some good points being
      > made on both sides.
      > Regards
      > Wakefield
      >
      > --- In civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com, "hank9174" <clarkc@m...>
      wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > > Can you refresh us on the timeline of events ?
      > >
      > >
      > > HankC
      > > :)
      > >
      > > --- In civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com, tlind1@y... wrote:
      > > >
      > > > I am reading Wiley Sword's The Confederacy's Last Hurrah, and
      in
      > > > particularly the section on Grants' telegraph relieving Thomas
      > from
      > > > command at Nashville (was even on his way in person).
      Interesting
      > > > the telegraph lines between Washington and Nashville were down
      > and
      > > > the order couldn't be sent, and that when they were restored
      the
      > > > clerk was waiting hoping for news that Thomas had finally
      > attacked
      > > > thus keeping him from sending the telegraph. Luckily, Thomas
      had
      > > > started the attack and routed Hood's troops thus getting the
      > > > congratulatory telegraph's from the Secretaray of War and
      Grant.
      > > > Could you imagine the outcome if the telegraph had been sent, I
      > > > doubt Schofield would hav done as good of a job as Thomas.
      Fate
      > just
      > > > seemed to smile on the Army that day.
      > > >
      > > > Kindest Regards,
      > > > Tracey
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