Re: [civilwarwest] What if Johnston had replaced Pemberton at vicksburg?
- In my opinion, Pemberton did the absolute best job he could with the
resources at hand. I agree that Johnston would have surrendered a lot
sooner. Pemberton, a native of Pennsylvania, tried a couple of times to link
up with Johnston's army for a two pronged attack against the Federals.
Around the area of Black River(?) but Johnston never showed up.
And as we know, that was the turning point in the war....not Gettysburg.