Re: Grimsley's blog
- --- In email@example.com, DPowell334@A... wrote:
> In a message dated 12/8/2005 7:29:03 P.M. Central Standard Time,
> tony_gunter@y... writes:
> Wasn't it Johnston who suggested to Pemberton to give up Vicksbug,
> defeat Grant in detail, then regain Vicksburg later? When
> found himself isolated from supply and communication south of Snakebe a
> Creek Gap, it was the perfect opportunity for Johnston to defeat a
> large portion of the federal army in detail.
> I'll get in trouble for this, but I have always found Johnston to
> "sayer" not a "doer."Well, to Johnston's credit, he had ordered two divisions to attack
McPherson, but when McPherson withdrew to a more tenable position he
called off the movement.
In my mind, McPherson was right where Johnston wanted him: isolated,
with no avenue of orderly withdrawal.
- In a message dated 1/6/2006 1:02:25 AM Eastern Standard Time, wh_keene@... writes:
4/30 110,123 55,100 50%
5/31-6/10 112,819 69,946 62%
I wouldn't dispute Newton's numbers. 11-7 is pretty close to 10-7 <g>