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Re: Speaking of Shiloh...

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  • josepharose
    ... Using Rawlins to corroborate Rowley on Lew Wallace s being slow is like using Grant to corroborate Sherman on Thomas being slow.
    Message 1 of 3 , Aug 25, 2005
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      --- In civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com, "Tony Gunter" <tony_gunter@y...>
      wrote:
      >
      > I ran across Rowley's official report today. His description of
      > himself, Rawlins, and McPherson trying to push Wallace to march to the
      > battlefield with Wallace dragging his feet the entire way would be
      > unbelievable if it wasn't corroborated 100% by Rawlins' report.
      >
      > Hell, McPherson and Rawlins had to lead Wallace's cavalry down the road
      > to conduct recon, while Wallace got off his horse and sat (like a
      > bump?) on a log waiting for them to return. The casualty returns on
      > day 2 show that he wasn't exactly eager to get into the fight then
      > either... why wasn't he drummed out of the army for his inactivity at
      > Shiloh???


      Using Rawlins to corroborate Rowley on Lew Wallace's being slow is
      like using Grant to corroborate Sherman on Thomas' being slow.
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