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 Posted: Fri Mar 14th, 2008 03:13 pm
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Excellent point concerning communication.

Some of the most telling evidence of the US superiority are reflected in the freedom of their leaders to travel quickly and easily. Lincoln never ventured very far, but Grant and Sherman, at least, had no compulsion about hopping on a train or steamer and visiting other areas.

IIRC, in the early spring of 1864 Sherman took quite a tour of his department, from Nashville, down the Mississippi and back, ensuring the area was adequately manned and supplied before he pushed off toward Atlanta.

In contrast, I do not recall that Lee ever left Virginia (to other southern states) after the 1862 Peninsula campaign. Obviously, he visited both Maryland and Pennsylvania ;)


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