View single post by rangerrebew
 Posted: Sun Mar 21st, 2010 10:00 pm
 PM  Quote  Reply  Full Topic 

Joined: Fri Mar 19th, 2010
Posts: 14

  back to top

By 1863, there weren't that many crops left in the Shenandoah, they had all been trampled and blown to bits. That's not to say there weren't some available but the feed for horses was in extremely short supply and THAT was a huge concern for Lee. That was why so much grain and forage had to come from the southeast after the fall of Vicksburg. Lee also hoped to fatten his horses in the north and leave the fields of Virginia to grow so he could feed his starving horses when he returned.

 Close Window