Re: Orders to occupy Paducah
- --- In email@example.com, "carlw4514" <carlw4514@y...> wrote:
>Of course, that's what started this whole affair. As to the question
> Yet, there's no question that Polk beat the Federals into Kentucky,
of whether Grant was correct in claiming his movement's "anticipating
the enemy by probably not over six or eight hours," he apparently
wasn't. Grant thought the enemy was some 16 miles away (or about 6-8
hours of marching). It appears that the enemy was not advancing on
Paducah and Grant should have know about it by the time he wrote his
> > P.S. Grant may also have been wrong about how closely he beat theso
> > Rebels to Paducah, as I don't think that their arrival was nearly
> > imminent.
- I found it. OR Vol 7 Pg 571 McCellan to Halleck and Buell " A deserter just
in from the rebels, says that .... he heard officers say that Beauregaed was
under orders to go to
Kentucky with fifteen regiments from the Army of the Potomac.(Jan.29, 1862).
Halleck replied on Jan 30. "Your telegraph regarding Beauregard is received.
General Grant and Commodore Foote will be ordered to immediately advance, and
to reduce and hold Fort Henry, on the Tennessee river.
I remain, Sir, your most humble servant.