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  • Is it possible that Grant said he didn't know why the plan had been executed before he arrived because of his concern (prejudice?) that Thomas was always slow. I believe that Rosecrans was gone and Thomas was in charge when Grant arrived. From: william To: civilwarwest@^$1 Sent: Mon, February 7, 2011 11:14:40 AM Subject: [civilwarwest] Re: Siege of Vicksburg / was: Me and the...
    Patricia B. Swan Feb 7, 2011
  • Hank, I can't remember when the 11th and 12th Corps arrived in comparison to Grant's arrival. Of course, these two corps were necessary to execution of the plan because someone had to cover the territory from Bridgeport to Brown's Ferry, once they took the ferry site. Had they arrived before Grant arrived? From: hank9174 To: civilwarwest@^$1 Sent: Mon, February 7, 2011 9:26:23 AM...
    Patricia B. Swan Feb 7, 2011
  • Hank, I suspect you are right about the morale element. The plan was formed before the A of P units arrived and the A of C was constructing the boats. I suspect it was important, in part for morale, to let the plan be carried out and, if successful, it would be more conservative of troop strength (i.e. a surprise attack) than would a "brute force" attack by the 11th and 12th Corps...
    Patricia B. Swan Feb 3, 2011
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  • Hank, Yes it seems that Hooker took a chance by using so few troops. Luckily the operation didn't fail. Had it failed, however, he had the additional troop strength to make what probably would have been a successful attack, albeit under more difficult conditions, his target having been revealed. Thus, it seems that this was not really a good opportunity to capture the A of C; i.e...
    Patricia B. Swan Jan 31, 2011
  • Hank, If the taking of Brown's Ferry by Hazen et al. had failed, would not have the 11th and 12th Corps moved in for another and, probably successful, attempt? I'm not certain that the A of C would have starved if the first attempt had failed. So, was it a "good opportunity?" I'm not certain that it was. From: hank9174 To: civilwarwest@^$1 Sent: Fri, January 28, 2011 9:06:41 AM...
    Patricia B. Swan Jan 28, 2011
  • Off course I meant "after Vicksburg." From: Patricia B. Swan To: civilwarwest@^$1 Sent: Fri, January 28, 2011 7:29:31 AM Subject: Re: [civilwarwest] Siege of Vicksburg / was: Me and the rebellion What were the "good opportunities" that the Confederates had to win the war in the West after Gettysburg? From: Bronco <21stcentury@^$2> To: civilwarwest@^$3 Sent: Thu, January 27, 2011 10...
    Patricia B. Swan Jan 28, 2011
  • What were the "good opportunities" that the Confederates had to win the war in the West after Gettysburg? From: Bronco <21stcentury@^$1> To: civilwarwest@^$2 Sent: Thu, January 27, 2011 10:35:34 PM Subject: [civilwarwest] Siege of Vicksburg / was: Me and the rebellion I hope I didn't kill the discussion.. Robert Chris is correct. That was an overstatement on my behalf. The...
    Patricia B. Swan Jan 28, 2011
  • Chris, that morale thing may have to be considered in light of Sherman's and Grant's determination. Best. PBS From: chris bryant To: civilwarwest@^$1 Sent: Tue, January 25, 2011 5:17:05 PM Subject: Re: [civilwarwest] Siege of Vicksburg / was: Me and the rebellion I don't at all buy the notion that it was over after Vicksburg;If you think that,then I think you don't understand much...
    Patricia B. Swan Jan 25, 2011
  • > With regard to Vicksburg,I think its fall was less important because > the Mississippi was under effective control of the Union long before that. Chris, the grain farmers of the upper Mid-west would not have agreed with this statement. No transport of goods was being made between the Yazoo and Port Hudson until Grant's expedition, which culminated in the fall of Vicksburg. This...
    Patricia Swan Jan 24, 2011
  • All: I thought that "envelopment" meant going around the flank(s) to get behind the enemy, not just attacking on the flank(s). If this is a correct definition, then Grant's plans at Chattanooga would seem to be flank attacks, not envelopments. Sherman was to get up on Missionary Ridge at the north end and "roll up" Bragg's army from that point. Hooker was to do likewise at the...
    Patricia Swan Jan 20, 2011