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Re: Snake Creek Gap: A different perspective

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  • Tony Gunter
    ... strong ... But if McPherson is pushed out of that position, there s nowhere to run... then you have 20,000 men attempting to flee over a narrow mountain
    Message 1 of 3 , Aug 24, 2005
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      --- In civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com, "William H Keene" <wh_keene@y...>
      wrote:
      > --- In civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com, "Tony Gunter" <tony_gunter@y...>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > Everyone that has posted on Snake Creek Gap in the past seems to be
      > > looking at the situation from the federal side of the mountains.
      > > Perhaps the correct question is not "why didn't McPherson push
      > forward
      > > on day 2" but "why didn't Johnston bring to bear against McPherson
      > the
      > > three divisions already in motion towards Resaca on day 2?"
      >
      > In my opinion the position McPherson took in Sugar Valley was a
      strong
      > one and not very inviting to attack. Now if McPherson had chosen to
      > stay around Resaca...

      But if McPherson is pushed out of that position, there's nowhere to
      run... then you have 20,000 men attempting to flee over a narrow
      mountain road. The rewards would seem to justify the risk.
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