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 Posted: Thu Mar 20th, 2008 12:49 am
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Albert Sailhorst wrote: Part of what makes a great General are the mistakes made by his adversary.

If McClellan's enemies had made more mistakes, Little Mac would be a great general.

Albert,  I would submit that what a general does with the mistakes made by his adversary help make him a great general.  Jackson has a great Shenandoah Valey campign in 1862 because he capitalizes on the mistakes of his opponents.  McClellan doesn't have a great Antietam campaign because he doesn't capitalize on Lee's.

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