Re: Ambrose on Vicksburg
- It is for certain that neither Curtis, Grant, or Sherman believed you
could live off the land INDEFINITELY. For a limited period of time,
food and forage, and not ammunition, could be found by raiding the
farms and plantations.
--- In civilwarwest@y..., josepharose@y... wrote:
> Good questions. I don't have the answer.
> I think that Grant stated at the time of Rosecrans' pursuit after
> Corinth that he didn't know an army could off the land there. At
> point, he realized you could. If so, why could he not have moved
> south from Holly Springs living off the land and dispensing with the
> entire naval effort? If there was access to the river around
> Chickasaw Bluffs just above the siege lines, it might have been
> possible to get supplies off boats there.
> Just a thought, as someone once said,
> In a message dated 5/19/01 10:40:49 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> ParrotheadDan@... writes:
> << .we'll warm up with Coke's and when we
> get where we're goin'.....well......let's just "get ugly".And that's any time
> frame you wish to put it into.
> Take those Cokes, add a little rum and then sqeeze a little lime into it,
> you'll have a wonderful Cuba Libre
> Wayne (who is thirsty now)
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