Banks at Vicksburg

gary

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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.
 

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gary

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Indeed.

This question may be more at home in the 'What if" forum.
Sorry. It should be moved.
Banks would have failed as he was incapable of being a winner.
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David
Unless Banks kept throwing his men at Pemberton's defenses ala May 19 and May 22, all Banks had to do was to continue the siege and starve Pemberton out. Banks would have been a national hero and Grant shuffled off to a side show supporting cast member.
 

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