Re: John Bell Hood and you thought Bragg was bad.
- --- In civilwarwest@y..., LWhite64@a... wrote:
> Well I also feel a little sorry for Hood, sorry that he was one ofthe 2% to survive a amputation at the hip. Now I know this sounds
bad, but if Hood had died from his wound at Chickamauga he would be
enshrined along with Jackson and Stuart. Instead his reputation feel
into the abyss.
Kind of like what would have happened with Longstreet had he died at
Of course, by war's end, most everyone with a hand in things at
Gettysburg would have been dead, so whom do they blame now?
Oops, horribly drifting off topic - back to the Western grind . . .
- 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.