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Re: Compelled to Appear in Print

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  • Dave Smith
    Thanks, Bill. I m glad you re enjoying it. Dave ... edited by ... John C. ... of ... lost to ... 1995. This ... D. ... Pemberton s ... tactic of ... book,
    Message 1 of 4 , Feb 22 9:26 AM
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      Thanks, Bill. I'm glad you're enjoying it.

      Dave

      --- In civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com, "Bill Gower" <billgower@c...>
      wrote:
      > I just started reading the book "Compelled to Appear in Print"
      edited by
      > David M. Smith. It is a book based upon a manuscript written by
      John C.
      > Pemberton in 1881 before his death as a reaction to the "Narrative
      of
      > Military Operations" by Joseph E. Johnston. This manuscript was
      lost to
      > posterity until it turned up in an estate sale in Cincinnati in
      1995. This
      > book has been reviewed and recommended as must reads by both Brooks
      D.
      > Simpson and Edwin C. Bearss. The book is a reexamination of
      Pemberton's
      > defense of Vicksburg and hopefully a vindication against the smear
      tactic of
      > Johnston in blaming Pemberton for the loss of Vicksburg. In the
      book,
      > Pemberton recognizes that he made plenty of mistakes in the
      campaign but he
      > also is not willing to take the whole responsibility for the loss.
      It is a
      > very interesting read.
      >
      >
      >
      > Bill
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