- --- In email@example.com, "Tom Mix" <tmix@...> wrote:
>Brilliant for Hooker ;)
> As for you claim of Hooker's "brilliance" and that others believe your
> statements to be true, I don't think so. Hooker did a fine job but
> brilliant? No, I can't that far but that is subjective thought.
Perhaps his best performance? He did everything correctly: the sweep
around the nose of lookout, positioning artillery to break up strong
points, sending a force up to the Lookout summit to sweep it from north
to south, pushing on around the CS left flank...
- Thnk you, I was under the impression that Cleburne was pretty much alone in the defence of the northern end.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, SDE80@... wrote:
> Well, the whole point of Sherman assaulting the north end of the Ridge was
> to both capture Chickamauga Station and cut Bragg off from Longstreet at
> Knoxville. That, too, would have made MR untenable. Bragg properly
> discerned that was Grant's main effort and concentrated 4 divisions in a
> relatively small area. He counted on the natural strength and defensibility of MR
> to try to hold the rest of it with three divisions. A. P. Stewart's
> division basically had responsibility for three miles of ridge with only enough
> men in a single rank to hold a little over a mile.
> Sam Elliott
> In a message dated 10/25/2010 3:45:37 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> banbruner@... writes:
> I was thinking also of Sherman's force to the north which was much larger
> and much closer to Chickamauga Station.
> Bill Bruner
> --- In email@example.com_ (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org)
> , SDE80@ wrote:
> > Bragg would have indeed had a hard time holding MR with a Federal corps
> > (Hooker's "column" had three divisions" at Rossville. Of course, Grant's
> > original plan did not contemplate Hooker being a part of the attack, or
> > having more than one division.
> > Sam Elliott
> > In a message dated 10/25/2010 10:35:20 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> > banbruner@ writes:
> > I am looking forward to a trip in Nov. celebrating the Battle of
> > Chattanooga.
> > Looking the map in preparation, a peculiar thought occurred to me.
> > That once Lookout Mountain and Rossville had been taken Braggs position
> > Missionary Ridge was untenable. With both Lookout and Chattanooga
> > in union control and large forces on both north and southern flanks in
> > position to move to his (Braggs) rear and cut his communications and
> > of retreat he would have been forced to retire after dark on the 15th
> > if no charge had been made on his front.
> > I'm wondering if this analysis has been put forth before or if I am
> > completely wrongheaded.
> > Bill Bruner