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RE: [civilwarwest] Re: Accuracy/Completeness of the ORs

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  • Bob Huddleston
    One comment: Scott made every effort to include Rebel as well as Yankee reports and correspondence. However, there is less Confederate stuff because so much as
    Message 1 of 71 , Oct 25, 2005
      One comment: Scott made every effort to include Rebel as well as Yankee reports and correspondence. However, there is less Confederate stuff because so much as either destroyed or taken home. Marcus Wright's greatest contribution to the Civil War was his work with the War Records Office gathering Rebel material.
       
      And the outstanding example of forged documents getting in was the diary of Lt Thomas Bennett Mackall, deliberately twisted to enhance Joe Johnston and denigrate John Bell Hood.

      Take care,

      Bob

      Judy and Bob Huddleston
      10643 Sperry Street
      Northglenn, CO  80234-3612
      303.451.6376  Huddleston.r@...

      "Don't argue with someone who claims the earth is flat. You haven't given it a second thought, whereas he has spent 20 years thinking about and obsessing over why it is flat."

    • Bob Huddleston
      One comment: Scott made every effort to include Rebel as well as Yankee reports and correspondence. However, there is less Confederate stuff because so much as
      Message 71 of 71 , Oct 25, 2005
        One comment: Scott made every effort to include Rebel as well as Yankee reports and correspondence. However, there is less Confederate stuff because so much as either destroyed or taken home. Marcus Wright's greatest contribution to the Civil War was his work with the War Records Office gathering Rebel material.
         
        And the outstanding example of forged documents getting in was the diary of Lt Thomas Bennett Mackall, deliberately twisted to enhance Joe Johnston and denigrate John Bell Hood.

        Take care,

        Bob

        Judy and Bob Huddleston
        10643 Sperry Street
        Northglenn, CO  80234-3612
        303.451.6376  Huddleston.r@...

        "Don't argue with someone who claims the earth is flat. You haven't given it a second thought, whereas he has spent 20 years thinking about and obsessing over why it is flat."

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