Re: Latest Edition of Blue
- --- In email@example.com, "carlw4514" <carlw4514@...> wrote:
>The article suggests that Grant concocted the Chickasaw Bayou scheme as a way to subvert McClernand, without analyzing the bumbling and backstabbing by Lincoln, Halleck, and McClernand.
> if this is two different versions of intentions etc, what does the magazine article seem to say?
The blame for Chickasaw Bayou needs to be evenly distributed between Lincoln, McClernand, and Halleck. Lincoln, for micro-managing the campaign for Vicksburg and for allowing McClernand to ignore the chain of command. Halleck, for failing to inform Grant of the political parameters that should determine his actions, and for allowing Grant to get halfway to Vicksburg before telling him "go no farther." McClernand for scheming to win an independent command.