Re: [civilwarwest] Re: Myth or Truth of Sherman's March
- Whoa thats a bit far there...Many secesh houses were
indeed buned....This Meridian town and out lying
areas...including houses, churches, hospitals, we
leveled, only 3 houses were left even barly standing
The money issue....Union sypathisers created
counterfeit money to spread throughout the south so
that the money there became worthless, there was no
need to rob any backs, they did however, steal cotton
and sold it to foreign contries....
And no terrorist fires....thats a hard one... there
was a war going on you see and things did happen...On
both sides...and many involved fire...not just in
No but there was an attept to starve them to
death...I dont know which id rather have done....
And about the slavery, I recently read of a "trail of
tears" for the south were the Yanks force marched
southern displaced refugees to the north....maybe not
slavery but maybe kidnapping?
--- jaydee2065 <jaydee2065@...> wrote:
> No citzens were taken from their homes and sold into__________________________________________________
> slavery, unlike
> the AoNV in PA in 1863.
> No towns were given the option of paying tribute or
> being burned,
> unlike Early in MD in 1864.
> No banks were robbed, unlike St. Albans VT
> No terroist fires were set, unlike New York City.
> No attempt was made to spread yellow feaver.
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- Tony, I didn't read Mr. Huddleston as saying that Meridian was a
fiasco but only that it was an instance where Sherman was in
independent command. Also wasn't Sherman in independent at
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Tony Gunter"
> --- In email@example.com, "Bob Huddleston"
> <huddleston.r@> wrote:
> > Keep in mind., also, that neither man had been in independent
> > Thomas' only independent command had been with a small numberleading
> up toCampaign.
> > Mill Springs two years before and Sherman's had been a fiasco in
> > early in the war and more recently, I guess, the Meridian
> I don't see how the Meridian Campaign can be considered a fiasco.
> Halleck would not allow Sherman to re-allocate the troops under
> command. Rather than have them sitting idle, he proposed a two-prong
> raid to clear out the Mississippi River Valley. One wing of thatraid
> would strike out for Meridian in the winter, and return toVicksburg in
> time to assist in the second wing's strike on Shreveport.only
> Given these parameters, the Meridian Campaign was a success. The
> secondary objective I pick up on in Sherman's correspondence isthat he
> would have liked to have drawn Polk into a battle. However, hefelt
> that Sooy Smith's failure to show up allowed Polk to flee fasterthan
> Sherman could bear upon him.