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Re: RE: [civilwarwest] Re: Official Records regarding Polk's movement into Kentucky

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  • Michael Mason
    Years earlier,he named himself Gov. of California. The Baron On :, jaaah@tbcnet.com wrote: Joe, the name Chicken Guts came from Missouri
    Message 1 of 31 , Aug 1, 2001
      Years earlier,he named himself Gov. of California.
      The Baron



      On :, jaaah@... wrote:
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      Joe, the name 'Chicken Guts' came from Missouri citizens while John Charles Fremont was in command there from July, 1861 to November, 1861. From the beginning, the new commander of the Department of the West was aloof and, in fact, pretty odd. He couldn't get his mind off his plan of his army sweeping down the Mississippi, taking Memphis, then Vicksburg, and finally New Orleans, cutting the South in two. He spent thousands on fortifying the unthreatened St. Louis and allowing Lyon to blunder off to Wilson's Creek and Mulligan to get surrounded and forced to surrender. And then, as Grant remembered, he wrote his orders in foreign languages or when the subordinates appeared at his HQ to receive their orders he'd go on and on with his "Grand Scheme" and as Grant said "You left without the least idea of what he meant or what he wanted you to do." Then he secluded himself from his commanders, and handpicked a 300 man bodyguard and a huge collection of staff officers (most of whom w!
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      ere Europeans, like French or Italian or guys named "Zagonyi"). When Albert Sidney Johnston saw the list of these staff officers he laughed and said "There's too much tail to that kite." Fremont's personal uniform was so grand, with it's plumes and braids that the locals gave him the very manly sounding name of "Chicken Guts". Now, do you remember what Fremont did when he received word that he'd been relieved?<BR>
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    • Fr. Addison Hart
      LOL Carl! Well, Fremont made a speach to his army, in which he basically said that they d miss him a lot, and then left, tears in his eyes. Chicken Guts then
      Message 31 of 31 , Aug 2, 2001
        LOL Carl! Well, Fremont made a speach to his army, in which he basically
        said that they'd miss him a lot, and then left, tears in his eyes. Chicken
        Guts then started a journey back to ol' DC. This was in St. Louis. Jessie,
        his wife, apparently broke down with tears while she listened to Old
        Chicken Guts's speach, saying "Oh, if my husband had only been more
        positive. But he never did assert himself enough. That was his greatest
        fault." OK, make that TWO kooks! So Fremont was sent east, to the
        Shenandoah, and there got a good whipping from our friend Old Blue Light.

        Addison Hart

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        > From: carlw4514@...
        > To: civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com
        > Subject: [civilwarwest] Re: Official Records regarding Polk's movement
        into Kentucky
        > Date: Thursday, August 02, 2001 11:24 AM
        >
        Addison, what have we done without your input all this time? so far
        you get the award for "west of the mississippi" stuff. I didn't know
        these things about Fremont. I'll bite: what did Fremont do when he was
        relieved?
        carl
        --- In civilwarwest@y..., jaaah@t... wrote:
        > Joe, the name 'Chicken Guts' came from Missouri citizens while John
        Charles Fremont was in command there from July, 1861 to November,
        1861. From the beginning, the new commander of the Department of the
        West was aloof and, in fact, pretty odd. He couldn't get his mind off
        his plan of his army sweeping down the Mississippi, taking Memphis,
        then Vicksburg, and finally New Orleans, cutting the South in two. He
        spent thousands on fortifying the unthreatened St. Louis and allowing
        Lyon to blunder off to Wilson's Creek and Mulligan to get surrounded
        and forced to surrender. And then, as Grant remembered, he wrote his
        orders in foreign languages or when the subordinates appeared at his
        HQ to receive their orders he'd go on and on with his "Grand Scheme"
        and as Grant said "You left without the least idea of what he meant or
        what he wanted you to do." Then he secluded himself from his
        commanders, and handpicked a 300 man bodyguard and a huge collection
        of staff officers (most of whom w!
        > ere Europeans, like French or Italian or guys named "Zagonyi"). When
        Albert Sidney Johnston saw the list of these staff officers he laughed
        and said "There's too much tail to that kite." Fremont's personal
        uniform was so grand, with it's plumes and braids that the locals gave
        him the very manly sounding name of "Chicken Guts". Now, do you
        remember what Fremont did when he received word that he'd been
        relieved?
        >
        > Addison Hart
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        >
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