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 Posted: Sun Mar 23rd, 2008 12:54 am
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AP Hill's health was far too fragile for heavy reliance. Hampton was a tiger. I don't know much about him other than that he was Stuart's trusted second. What that means, I can't say. Was he innovative? Crafty? Or did he just do what he was told to do with extraordinary skill?

I'm going to do a little speculating here. When Grant was called east, he went. Did he want to bring Sherman and Thomas with him? Probably. But Sherman and Thomas were vital to what Grant had in mind for the west, so he couldn't very well uproot them and leave the west to others.

So he brought Sheridan and left The Rock and Crazy Cump to keep the faith in the west. Not a bad decision. Any takers?

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