In a message dated 4/2/2006 3:51:34 AM Eastern Standard Time, banbruner@... writes:
And I wish that you as one of the most esteemed members of this
group would forgive me, at this moment, for not enumerating them.
It is my hope that if you gave the matter serious thought you could
find a bettter answer to your question than I could provide.
Certainly there are points of distinction, Bill. But to say that Bragg wouldn't dare to move against Forrest, when he moved against the President's friend Polk, is a pretty good indication that Bragg would have done just what he felt he needed to do.
I think we're fighting the legend of Forrest here. Those who want to swallow it hook, line and sinker are welcome to do so. It is a fun story. But the point others of us are trying to make is that some of the material that's being relied on is questionable.