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  • ...opportunity to pursue it in academic circles, I feel privileged to have found you. Special thanks to you Shotgun, keep up the good work. Philip P.S. Is there an e-discussion group in the Eastern Theater with a comparable tone and quality of posts, just in case I want to...
    pcallen3 May 16, 2002
  • ...wisdom of the majority of contributors here and abandon this thread. Outnumbered and outgunned. Philip > You may be right that the Confederate use of the Mississippi was over, > the Yankees did control...you don't necessarily > disagree, but it does seem to me that, were you a Reb war planner, > Philip, you would be ready to abandon Vicksburg too early. I have a > vision it could have held out...
    pcallen3 May 16, 2002
  • --- In civilwarwest@^$1.., "carlw4514" wrote: > Philip, but who's opportunity was it? I'd hate to think that the group > has gotten the idea that, since Vicksburg was potentially a trap, once > Grant landed...when he think's he has a great victory in hand, abandon ship and save your army (his real target). It brings to mind Halleck's "great victory" at Corinth. Philip
    pcallen3 May 16, 2002
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  • ...getting trapped. Grant must have been grinning up his sleeve when Pemberton failed to pull his army out. Here was his opportunity. Philip
    pcallen3 May 16, 2002
  • ...strong Unionist tendencies, I find it strange that I spend so much time trying to figure out how the Confederacy could have won. Philip
    pcallen3 May 13, 2002
  • ...Donelson, Fort Jackson, Fort Saint Phillip, and Island No 10. What part of that message do you suppose they didn't understand? Philip > First: In accordance with the historical record, IMO Pemberton had > no real chance of escape following the rout of his force...
    pcallen3 May 11, 2002
  • ...looked pretty grim. Communication at the command level was never one of the strong points of the Confederates in the west anyway. Philip
    pcallen3 May 10, 2002
  • ...another avenue for invasion troops. It did not prove to be as critical in this regard as the Tennessee was throughout the war. Philip > --- In civilwarwest@^$2.., "pcallen3" wrote: > > --- In civilwarwest@^$3.., Carl Williams wrote: > > > I also would like to hear...
    pcallen3 May 10, 2002
  • ...also explains to me why a hyper speed-merchant like Sherman could come into contact with someone like this and think he is slow. Philip
    pcallen3 May 9, 2002
  • ...good. It is unfortunate, and I think largely Davis' fault, that clear authority was not given to Johnston to decide these issues. Philip
    pcallen3 May 9, 2002