Re: The most important campaign
- --- In email@example.com, "Bill Bruner" <banbruner@...>
> 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
> Gettysburg." Go figure.the
> 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
> Confederate center and subsequent effects. The importance or nonand
> importance of the opening of the Mississippi at Vicksburg, the
> turning back of Confederate offensives at Perryville, Gettysburg
> Antietam and the importance of the Emancipation Proclamation anddecided to use am old fall back position: When confronted with
> 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
numerous propositions, all equally attractive, and each supported by
by good and seemingly equal evidence I will choose the one that
pleases me the most.
Whether it be Richard McMurray, Castel, Sword, or any other
historian, none are beyond making a mistake either in their research
or in their conclusions. Even Ed Bearss will admit to that. Its not
so much which one that pleases you the most, but as it is your
determination, as it is others within this forum, to seek the factual
truth as much as possible by your own research. Remember, nothing is
true or false. It is all according to the color of the glass through
which it is seen. You just have to choose the right color of glass
to look through.