- In a message dated 5/31/2005 6:59:15 PM Central Daylight Time, ... This is correct. NBF was sent to run down Abel Streight, who was leading a brigade ofMessage 1 of 52 , Jun 1, 2005View SourceIn a message dated 5/31/2005 6:59:15 PM Central Daylight Time, tmix@... writes:
>Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Grierson also cause Forrest to be
>sent in search of him as well? Taking Forrest away from the fighting
>would be an accomplishment in and of its self.
>Then again I could be wrong.
I think that Forrest was off chasing Streight around this time.
This is correct. NBF was sent to run down Abel Streight, who was leading a brigade of mounted infantry east from Mississippi, across Alabama to aim at Rome, Georgia, and cut Bragg's railroad line into Tennessee. Forrest, plus troops under Roddey, were sent to stop Streight.
The Streight raid was only peripherally designed to help the Vicksburg operation, and did not tie up any troops from that area - Forrest was only given about 500 men to chase Streight with, for example.
Red Jackson's cavalry division was sent to Mississippi shortly thereafter, from Bragg's command. It should have been sent sooner, likely in March, when Pemberton was complaining about not having much cavalry. It would have been interesting to see what would have happened to Grierson if Pemberton had an extra 3,000 Cavalry to work with.
- Bill Compliments Sir, I really hate to be so far behind ya lls conversation but being a Engineer Tech. for a County up here in the U.P. during the week I doMessage 52 of 52 , May 12, 2006View SourceBill Compliments Sir,
I really hate to be so far behind ya'lls conversation but being a
Engineer Tech. for a County up here in the U.P. during the week I do
12s & 14s during our short construction season, so I have little time
other than eat & sleep, I'll quit whineing- Boo-Hoo.
Roderick, Forrests Horse, would follow him around camp like a dog, I
believe hit with a round during battle at which time N.B stuck his
finger in the wound to stem the bleeding and escaped after reaching
safety removed the finger and the horse bled out and died. I believe
there is even a poem wriiten of that steed. I believe his favorite
was "King Phillip" the one that charged anything blue. I'll leave it
at that because so many "myths" have come from that peculiar tendency.
-- In email@example.com, "endeavorgot" <banbruner@...>
> I don't know Roderick. My favorite, from a descriptive standpoint,
> was Lookout. (Seventeen hands and his rider a significant
> in the battle)
> Bill Bruner
> Bill Bruner