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OVVI wrote: One point that has not been mentioned in this discussion about Old Pap is that people dont understand that advancement in the Army during the CW (and Im talking about getting field command of armies) required political sponsors back in Washington to help.  Grant, Sherman and others had the benefit of these political backers from their home states.  Being from Virginia, Thomas had none and it hindered his advancement.   


 
It should also be noted that Thomas was offered command of the Army of the Cumberland in September 1862 and declined it.
 
 
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