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 Posted: Fri Sep 5th, 2008 05:39 pm
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The 1861 lack of Kentucky/Tennessee border defenses by Governor Harris of TN and lack of a Kentucky/Tennessee strategy by the Confederate government and A.S. Johnston.

Another excellent observation. Thanks, izzy. Was it Isham's blunder? Or was it the lack of Confederate focus? (Or rather, Confederate focus on Richmond at the expense of the entire west?)

I'm reminded that this is the quandary that sent Sherman into a need for an extended leave to compose himself.

As usual, I know of no book that specifically analyzes the situation you've named. What little I've learned about the situation is from a chapter here and there in this and that book on the war. (Now watch someone come up with a title that deals solely with your concern.)


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