Re: [civilwarwest] Re: Bobrick, at face value:
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From: "William H Keene" <wh_keene@...>
Sent: Monday, April 27, 2009 9:01 PM
Subject: [civilwarwest] Re: Bobrick, at face value:
> --- In email@example.com, "jack" <jlawrence@...> wrote:
>> They no longer existed as a military force.
>> Did they?
Not on Jan. 20th, 1862.
They no longer existed as a military force and did until they were
reconstituted into, asyou popinted out earlier, Johnston's reorganized
These boys didn't just pull back, some of them ran all the way to
Murfessboro. It was disintergration of a force that left Midle Tennessee
wide open, lost Kentucky and
paved the way for Donelso and Henry-and set a pattern for the war in the
west of linear defeat that didn't stop unti the Georgia border. Sounds like
obliteration to me.
They were not a military f rce when they fled. they wee combat neffectiv
and, as ar as the soputh was cncerned, they were obliterated from the order
Just because they appeared later reconstituted dopes not mean they were
anything in between. Until the were gathered up,r eorganied, refited and
sent out under new leadership, they were nothing to the army.
They had ceased to exist as a military force.
You know, they buned their transport to avoid pursuit.
An opposed river crossing is probably the most dfficult problem a
commander might face. They were incapable of even opposing it. They didn't
run because they were cowards. They ran because hey were whipped and had no
.....to the persistent secessionist, why, death is mercy, and the quicker he
or she is disposed of the better...Mjr. Gen. W. T. Sherman, Jan. 31, 1864.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Bob Taubman <rtaubman@...> wrote:
>As evidenced by the claim that an enemy army was obliterated at Mill Springs.
> What are "Thomas fan definitions"?
By those definitions, I would say that McPherson obliterated a Confederate army at Raymond.