"Most Brilliant ACW Campaign (Round 1)" Topic
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| Der Alte Fritz ||06 Dec 2018 12:12 p.m. PST|
Probably Tullahoma (Rosecrans maneuvering Bragg out of TN without a battle) and Ft Henry/FtDonelson, which cracked open the Confedrate line in KY an TN won't get many votes but they probably had a,bigger impact on the war than the others on the list. Ed Bearss calls Vicksburg the most important campaign of the war.
Grants Overland Campaign took away Lee's ability to initiate action and ultimately led to bottling up Lee's army in Richmond-Petersburg.
The Seven Days Campaign was probably the most spectacular campaign of the,war. I didn't vote for Jackson's Valley Campaign because ultimately what did it accomplish
|Scott MacPhee||06 Dec 2018 1:53 p.m. PST|
Lee moving the seat of war from the outskirts of Richmond to the outskirts of Washington gets my first place vote. Where is it? I guess the Seven Days is part of it, but the maneuvering that resulted in Second Bull Run was the real campaign that accomplished it.
|Winston Smith ||06 Dec 2018 2:47 p.m. PST|
Gettysburg was a Confederate Campaign that went horribly wrong.
And as far as the Union was concerned, there was hardly any planning at all. Just get enough troops in place to get in the way. Luckily they were moving slowly enough to accomplish that.
It doesn't belong in this poll. It was hardly brilliant.
|Winston Smith ||06 Dec 2018 2:50 p.m. PST|
The only reason Port Hudson is not more famous is that it was planned and executed by the despised "politicical General" Banks.
It was just as important as Vicksburg but gets no credit by
See that one vote? That's mine!