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Re: [civilwarwest] Re: Grimsley's blog

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  • keeno2@aol.com
    In a message dated 12/14/2005 11:28:30 AM Central Standard Time, GnrlJEJohnston@aol.com writes: Basically, my problem with JEJ boils down to the fact that I
    Message 1 of 68 , Dec 14, 2005
      In a message dated 12/14/2005 11:28:30 AM Central Standard Time, GnrlJEJohnston@... writes:
      Basically, my problem with JEJ boils down to the fact that I think the South had to take risks to win. JEJ sought to minimize risk first, which is an entirely different - and losing, IMO - approach.
      Have we lost sight of the original premise, that the Confederacy didn't need to win -- just not lose? It appears, at first glance, that risks were not a major factor in "not losing." Was Johnston adhering to that premise? Did Davis forget? Did changing conditions require a change in favor of risk?
       
      It appears that Johnston's tactics were the only choice he had, and that Davis abandoned the defensive victory.
       
      Just wondering.
      Ken
    • SDE80@aol.com
      In a message dated 1/6/2006 1:02:25 AM Eastern Standard Time, ... I wouldn t dispute Newton s numbers. 11-7 is pretty close to 10-7 Sam Elliott
      Message 68 of 68 , Jan 6, 2006
        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>

        Sam Elliott
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