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  • sputnik842002
    One incident that annoyed Sherman was the battle of Kolb s farm where Hooker reported he was facing three confederate corps and Cump reminded him there were
    Message 1 of 23 , Feb 7, 2006
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      One incident that annoyed Sherman was the battle of Kolb's farm where
      Hooker reported he was facing three confederate corps and Cump
      reminded him there were only three corps in the whole AoT.

      --- In civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com, Rick Moody <r_moody@...> wrote:
      >
      >
      >
      > --- SDE80@... wrote:
      >
      > > In a message dated 2/7/2006 11:39:23 AM Eastern
      > > Standard Time,
      > > r_moody@... writes:
      > >
      > > > The real reason Hooker was not promoted was his
      > > lack
      > > > of cooperation during the march to Atlanta. There
      > > are
      > > > numerous examples of his lack of cooperation and
      > > > desire to be independent. Gaps in the lines,
      > > bridge
      > > > crossings, communication errors. etc, etc, etc.
      > > He
      > > > could not get along in a subordinate manner. His
      > > own
      > > > corps fighting was fine but he left others out on
      > > a
      > > > limb too many times for Thomas and Sherman's
      > > liking.
      > > > Neither Thomas or Sherman wanted Hooker promoted.
      > > >
      > >
      > > Rick, just curious, where is that documented?
      > >
      > > Sam Elliott
      > >
      >
      > Sam,
      > I will look up where I can in a few days but its
      > likely to be from Sherman's and Cox's memoirs and a
      > few bios of Thomas. I don't have the OR's just other
      > peoples work. If my memory serves me it was a bunch
      > of little irritating stuff and nothing major. I think
      > that after a long hard fighting march most of them
      > were just tired of Hooker.
      >
      >
      > Rick Moody
      > r_moody@...
      >
      > "When you arise in the morning,
      > give thanks for the morning light,
      > for your life and strength.
      > Give thanks for your food,
      > and the joy of living.
      >
      > If you see no reason for giving thanks,
      > the fault lies with yourself."
      >
      > Tecumseh, Shawnee
      >
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