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Re: Grimsley's blog

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  • William H Keene
    ... Since Breckinridge s divison had not yet arrived, are you sure he had an army twice the size of Blair s command? And what possible offensive maneuvering
    Message 1 of 68 , Jan 4, 2006
      --- In civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com, "Dave Smith" <dmsmith001@y...>
      wrote:
      > ...
      > His reaction reminds me of that of the Vicksburg Campaign, in late
      > May 1863, when F.P. Blair and 12,000 men headed up the Mechanicsburg
      > Corridor. With an army twice its size, Johnston dove into a
      > defensive position without a though of offensive maneuvering.


      Since Breckinridge's divison had not yet arrived, are you sure he had
      an army twice the size of Blair's command?

      And what possible offensive maneuvering could be done in that
      situation?
    • 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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