We have all heard the expression “Westward Ho,” which we tend to think of old TV westerns and covered wagons headed to California, Well, this was also the name of a Civil War Plan. What was it and by who?
“Westward Ho” was the name of the plan between Lee and Jefferson Davis to send Longstreet and two divisions under Hood and Law to Bragg’s Army of the Tennessee at Chattanooga in the Fall of 1863.
To who was this statement about and who said it? “(This general) is a true luxury… fifty days, fifty miles, fifty million dollars -easy arithmetic, but not satisfactorily.”