Re: George Thomas' (almost) dismissal at Nashville
- The timeline was actually was right but the attack was on the 15th
with the deciding battle on the 16th...sorry was working from
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "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
> As I recall we had a spirited discussion about
> the "Thomas/Grant/Nashville" situation with some good points being
> made on both sides.
> --- In email@example.com, "hank9174" <clarkc@m...>
> > Can you refresh us on the timeline of events ?
> > HankC
> > :)
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, tlind1@y... wrote:
> > >
> > > I am reading Wiley Sword's The Confederacy's Last Hurrah, and
> > > particularly the section on Grants' telegraph relieving Thomas
> > > command at Nashville (was even on his way in person).
> > > the telegraph lines between Washington and Nashville were down
> > > the order couldn't be sent, and that when they were restored
> > > clerk was waiting hoping for news that Thomas had finally
> > > thus keeping him from sending the telegraph. Luckily, Thomas
> > > started the attack and routed Hood's troops thus getting the
> > > congratulatory telegraph's from the Secretaray of War and
> > > Could you imagine the outcome if the telegraph had been sent, I
> > > doubt Schofield would hav done as good of a job as Thomas.
> > > seemed to smile on the Army that day.
> > >
> > > Kindest Regards,
> > > Tracey