- Feb 20, 2005
In reading about Port Hudson, had Banks captured it earlier, he could have marched north to join Grant at Vicksburg. As senior major general, Banks could have taken command and gotten victory for capturing Vicksburg which would have eventually fallen. This would propel Banks to the limelight and force Grant into the shadow of obscurity. No Grant to rescue Chattanooga or defeat Lee and the war would have been prolonged.