Re: Battle of Raymond Wiki (again)
- --- In email@example.com, "Harry Smeltzer" <hjs21@...> wrote:
> In the chapter on Raymond, Smith has 44 footnotes. 3 refer to Bearss
> exclusively. 15 cite Bearss in combination with one or more other
> Also used in this chapter are the ORs, of course; Grant; a craploadof MSS
> collections; Ballard's Pemberton book a couple of times; Winschelonce; a
> few regimental histories. But iot seems the most often cited sourcesare
> letters and unpublished material.The section on the fighting at Raymond begins with footnote #15 and
ends with footnote #39, or 24 footnotes, 5 of which are biographical
references. Of the remaining 19, 11 utilize Bearss at least partially.
But counting footnotes doesn't really tell the entire story. Most of
Smith's conclusions seem to be drawn from Bearss, an assertion that I
believe was backed up by an email exchange between Smith and William
Keene if I recall correctly.