Re: The Beginning of the End
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Carl Williams" <carlw4514@...>
>The Secretary of War ordered Polk and Pillow to withdraw from Columbus
> How much did Jeff Davis have to do with this bone-headed decision, is
> what I'd like to know.
> Same flawed thinking that led to firing on Sumter.
and Kentucky immediately, but Davis cancelled that order. Davis was
also advised not to fire on Sumter but then again, he went against the
advice. Your description of him as a bone head is very apropo.
- --- In email@example.com, "Ron Black" <rblack0981@...> wrote:
> I agree with the results of Polk's occupation of Columbus KY as youextensive.
> mention them but the reasons why this occurred were much more
> It is true the confederates made a very bad move as they got most ofthe
> blame for violating KY neutrality. The federal goverment was just asRon,
> guilty if not greater as they had been sending arms into KY and been
> openily recruiting within the state while setting up camps for federal
> troops in KY ( Camp Dick Robinson and others ).
The Confederates were also openly recruiting within the state. That
was one of Sherman's concerns when he was still working under
Anderson. The Zollicoffer and Buckner were signing up more recruits
than what the Union forces were.. I guess the Union recruiters did not
know how to make grits. :-)