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Re: Ambrose on Vicksburg

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  • carlw4514@yahoo.com
    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
    Message 1 of 45 , May 3, 2001
      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:
      > Carl,
      >
      > 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
      some
      > 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,
      > Joseph
    • ParrotheadDan@avenew.com
      Wayne, Captain Morgan? Dan
      Message 45 of 45 , May 20, 2001
        Wayne,
        Captain Morgan?
        Dan

        FLYNSWEDE@... wrote:

        > 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.
        > Dan
        > >>
        > Dan,
        > 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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