Re: [civilwarwest] Digest Number 720 (The What If Thread)
- No problem Jim. I don't mind an occasional post that drifts off to make a
point as long as it doesn't develop into a thread of its own. The "what
ifs" of this thread have been quite interesting. I am a firm believer that
before one can post a "What if" one must first understand "What was" and
these type discussions get me to thinking about how much more reading I
really have to do. I don't mind tell you that I learn from this group with
each post that comes up.
I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Dick (a.k.a. Shotgun)
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, March 03, 2002 10:49 AM
Subject: Re: [civilwarwest] Digest Number 720
> In a message dated 3/3/2002 12:22:43 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> tjjack9@... writes:
> > In a message dated 3/3/02 11:18:10 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> > tjjack9@... writes:
> > > [Lee] beat Grant in the Wilderness, Spotsylvania CH, Cold Harbor
> > > kept Grant
> > > stymied for a year with an army that was outnumbered by Grant 10 -
> > Lee was outnumbered, but it wasn't close to 10-1. Let's maintain
> > sense of reality, OK?
> > OK. 5 to 1.
> Grant crossed the Rapidan with a force around 120,000 of all arms. Lee
> had a force of about 66,000. Therefore the odds were not quite 2 to 1.
> My apologies to Shotgun for this much traffic on the eastern theatre.
> James F. Epperson
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