Re: [civilwarwest] New Jeff Shaara trilogy
- Yes. Interesting story, that. After Atlanta, Grant wanted Sherman to turn around and pursue Hood. Sherman disagreed, soundly arguing that this would be tantamount to withdrawal (retreat). At a deeper level, Sherman sensed that he was poised for the kill.
He sold Grant on his march to the sea by arguing that Thomas could handle Hood.
Sherman gutted the south, Grant won the war and Hood lost his army to Thomas. Who stayed in the west.
When Thomas died, his family wouldn't bury him and he was buried in New York. So I guess he dud come east after all.
DORR64OVI@... wrote:I took the comment about Thomas to mean that he didn't "emerge" from the West and come East.In a message dated 4/21/2012 12:21:45 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, unionlo@... writes:Of course, Thomas was a Virginian (by birth ONLY), but he certainly dabbled in the Western art of warfare, and is certainly up there with Grant, Sherman.-------Original Message-------From: Jack LawrenceDate: 4/21/2012 11:29:48 AMSubject: Re: [civilwarwest] New Jeff Shaara trilogyIt is true that Grant and Sherman, the best and third best generals in the Union army emerged from the west.But thomas did not.Regards,Jack----- Original Message -----From: JackieSent: Saturday, April 21, 2012 8:54 AMSubject: Re: [civilwarwest] New Jeff Shaara trilogyThe Western theater has always held more interest for me than Eastern; even the caliber of the soldiers was a bit more rough and ready than their Eastern counterparts, so I'll be looking forward to Shaara's new venture!!! After all, the Union's best generals emerged from the West, with all their foibles AND expertise!