Statistics for occurrence #1 of “General Gillmore” in chapter 1.1 of Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4.:
Because in July, 1863, I had only 1184 infantry on the whole of James Island; whereas, in order to guard the defensive lines properly, I should have had a force of at least 8000 men there.
General Gillmore says, p. 12:
A land attack upon Charleston was not even discussed at any of the interviews to which I was invited, and was certainly never contemplated by me.
His reasons for not having co...
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