dublish wrote:Is anyone else still chuckling over the historically disastrous attempt to combine Van Dorn and McCulloch in Arkansas?
@MDVH: The quote is actually something along the lines of: "I propose to fight it out on this line if it takes all summer." Which is kind of amusing, since it took a fall, winter and spring after that, and he didn't even fight it out on that line (Spotsylvania, IIRC). But I agree- that's the kind of battle Banks can't afford to fight, and I was surprised to see him mention it as a strategic victory when all it did was open the door to Fredericksburg as wide as it could possibly get.
Methinks my quotation ability needs some work............