Re: Snake Creek Gap: A different perspective
- --- In email@example.com, "William H Keene" <wh_keene@y...>
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Tony Gunter" <tony_gunter@y...>strong
> > 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
> > on day 2" but "why didn't Johnston bring to bear against McPherson
> > three divisions already in motion towards Resaca on day 2?"
> In my opinion the position McPherson took in Sugar Valley was a
> one and not very inviting to attack. Now if McPherson had chosen toBut if McPherson is pushed out of that position, there's nowhere to
> stay around Resaca...
run... then you have 20,000 men attempting to flee over a narrow
mountain road. The rewards would seem to justify the risk.