Re: Was Pemberton Wrong, Bad, Incompetent (Vicksburg Campaign)
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, John Lawrence wrote:
>So we are not only faulting Grant for multiple contigencies, we are faulting him for triplicating his infrastructure efforts? IF that's so, you are missing an attempt: the Duckport Canal.
> Grant's canal.
- --- In email@example.com, "Tony" wrote:
> Starting in early October IIRC, Grant asked repeatedly for direction. What am I to do? What is my objective? How should I proceed. Receiving absolutely no direction from Halleck, Grant outlined a plan: consolidate his force against Holly Springs, drive Pemberton south rebuilding the railroad as he went, take Vicksburg from the interior. Still, Halleck remained mute about Grant's objectives, despite the fact that Halleck was aware that McClernand had bent Lincoln's ear towards a riverine campaign.He did receive direction from Halleck; Halleck did not remain Mute.
> So we have Lincoln stabbing Grant in the back, and Halleck feeding him lies.Baseless.
>Would there have been a disaster at Holly Springs without the riverine expedition?
> As far as inventing my own history, go bugger yourself in the earhole.Truth hurts huh.