RE: [civilwarwest] Hood/Grant/Patton
- Well said Scott! Plus, when Grant crossed the river at Bruinsburg, he was
outnumbered by Pemberton and Johnston. He out manuvered them untill Sherman
arrived, then he outmanuvered them some more. Plus his superiority of
"supplies" was nonexistant. He had what the troops could carry. And his
supply line was tenuous or non-existant. In any event, what there was, was
real wet and muddy.
I am not certain, but I think that "whoever" was in command of the
Confederates, had a numerical advantage when Grant approached Ft. Donalson.
David Wall aka edkiniry
>From: S P <shenandoah64@...>
>Subject: [civilwarwest] Hood/Grant/Patton
>Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2006 13:59:55 -0800 (PST)
>I would have to respectfully disagree that Grant and
>Patton were like Hood. Hood lacked the strategic
>ability and patience to plan a meticulous combined
>arms campaign such as Grant delivered at Ft. Donelson
>As for Patton, his performance in at the Bulge pulling
>out of one enagagement and moving to restore the
>broken Allied line shows flexibility and adaptability
>that Hood clearly lacked.
>I would put Hood in the same class as the WWI Generals
>who ordered the over the top frontal assaults against
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- In a message dated 3/1/2006 5:01:14 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, shenandoah64@... writes:
Hood lacked the strategic
ability and patience to plan a meticulous combined
arms campaign such as Grant delivered at Ft. Donelson
and Vicksburg.Not trying to be picky nicky, but it was Jamie McPherson that meticulously planned Grant's campaign at Ft Donelson.JEJ
- --- In email@example.com, GnrlJEJohnston@... wrote:
> In a message dated 3/1/2006 5:01:14 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
> shenandoah64@... writes:
> Hood lacked the strategic
> ability and patience to plan a meticulous combined
> arms campaign such as Grant delivered at Ft. Donelson
> and Vicksburg.
> Not trying to be picky nicky, but it was Jamie McPherson that
> planned Grant's campaign at Ft Donelson.I thought McPherson, as chief engineer, merely directed where the
troops should deploy once the army had landed, and that Grant was
responsible for the overall strategic plan.