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 Posted: Fri Feb 22nd, 2008 12:18 am
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Johnnie Reb: You wrote: As I recall, General William Hardee was also a possibility for the position, and unlike Hood, had RE Lee's endorsement.

Did Lee endorse Hardee?  I think he made one brief comment "Hardee has more experience in managing an army."  That's all that I have ever read.  Did Lee elaborate or write something else?  And did Davis and Richmond need a manager for the Army of Tennessee in July 1864 with Sherman having driven 100 miles into Georgia in 3 months and only 15 miles from Atlanta? 

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