Re: Rosecran's fitness to command
- Nick writes:
And then basically he should have switched tasks with Garfield (let
Garfield go to Chattanooga and Rosey go to Snodgrass).
It is my understanding that this is exactly what Rosecrans intended to
do. But upon giving detailed instructions to Garfield on what must be
done for the defense of Chattanooga, Garfield states that he is not
capable of carrying out such complicatied orders and that it would be
much better for him, Garfield to report to Thomas and for Rosecrans to
handle the complications of Chattanooga's defense. Reasonable? This
decision allowed Garfield to win the Whitehouse.