The most important campaign
- This thread has seemed to have played out. I have enjoyed it, all
posts have been well thought out and all opinions were backed by
facts and cogent reasoning.
In the middle of this discussion, on the CW Talk Radio archives I
heard no less an authority as Richard McMurray state, and I
quote, "Mill Springs was far, far, more important strategically than
Gettysburg." Go figure.
We have discussed Atlanta and Sheridan's Valley Campaign and
Farraguts conquest of Mobile Bay and their effects on the 64
elections. And the capture of Ft. Donelson with it's breaking ot the
Confederate center and subsequent effects. The importance or non
importance of the opening of the Mississippi at Vicksburg, the
turning back of Confederate offensives at Perryville, Gettysburg and
Antietam and the importance of the Emancipation Proclamation and
it's effect on foriegn interference. And the seven day's battles,
saving Richmond for a time and the prospect and ramifications of
ending the war before the Emancipation Proclamation. And now we are
talking about Polk's violation of Ky's neutrality.
All are important and worthy of ones adherence. Thus I have decided
to use am old fall back position: When confronted with numerous
propositions, all equally attractive, and each supported by by good
and seemingly equal evidence I will choose the one that pleases me