Re: The infamous intercepted order from Johnston to Pemberton
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> > > In _Grant's Secret Service_ Feis identifies the dispatch bearer
> > > most likely Charles S. Bell.to
> > Does he indicate how he arrived at that conclusion? I can't seem
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> Feis has a rather lengthy end note on this. Bell fits the
> given by Badeau and Grant, as per Hurlbut's records he wasoperating
> in Jackson at that time, and other sources that Feis lists have himPemberton's theory on how this transpired seems to make more sense.
> entering Grant's camp disguised a CS staff officer on May 13.
If the order was issued in triplicate, why would it take three days
to get there (surely one of the couriers would have found the direct
path around the federal army)? Why would Johnston write in
his "Narrative" of handing the order off to Capt. Yerger specifically?