Re: [civilwarwest] John Bell Hood and you thought Bragg was bad.
- In a message dated 11/30/01 11:40:06 AM Eastern Standard Time,
<< Also, I would give Hood an A for effort for the fight at Peachtree Creek
and Atlanta, that being the only Good things I can say about the Kentuckian
Knowing that you are anti-Johnston <g> I would still have to give Hood a
total grade of F for failure (thats the lowest I can go doggone it) at Kolb's
Farm. Any commander that sends his troops into battle without knowing what
he is facing has to receive such a grade and is not worthy of holding the
position of Corps. Cmdr.
Wayne who is pro-Johnston and tries to understand him
- One of the functions of cavalry is gathering intelligence on the
position of the enemy. McCook must have accomplished this at least.
Did this not put the attack in jeoparday? (I'm asking, I don't know)
PS: ngeorgia.com doesnt seem to have much on Cassville, and unless I
am greatly mistaken you are a contributor there. Of course, it was the
battle that never happened. Am I missing what they have on it?
--- In civilwarwest@y..., FLYNSWEDE@A... wrote:
> That cavalry force that was approaching <there has been some
> McCook's boys were not even aware of Hood being so close> was a
> and if Hood dispatched a small portion of his Corp's to either deal
> to lead them away from his planned theater of battle, there is
> probable cause that JEJ's plan of battle would have been successful.
> think that Hood got rattled too much when told of a cavalry force
> approaching. Since when was cavalry going to get the best of
> Ed Bearrs and others have the same thought as above. At least that
> impression when we discussed this at a seminar in January 1999,
> McMurray <who took up for Hood>, Wiley Sword, and other notables.