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 Posted: Wed Aug 27th, 2008 03:29 pm
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You have read books about the Civil war as  I have.

I can not tell you how many times Generals in Civil War books choose to use their discretion either not do something or to do something and received no reprimand. 

I have read in a middle of a battle of Generals deciding not to attack because of their "discretion"or start the attack then calling it off per "their discretion. In most cases non thing happens to these generals but Lew Wallace chooses to take a different road that got to where he was going faster and in better place to support Sherman, if Sherman had held the line.

So when is Discretion allowed or is it a case to better ask for forgiveness then for permission.  


Off ponder to use Discretion or not... 




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