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 Posted: Thu Sep 18th, 2008 02:28 am
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I think the climate in which Hardee turned it down following the debacle at Chattanooga has to be recognized. There was a near officer coup and it was apparent that Davis would stand by Bragg. Had the situation evolved more thoughtfully, Hardee may have assumed command without upsetting protocol.

But after being subservient to Bragg for a year and a half of poor leadership, thoughtful protocol was hard to oblige.

It must be noted that upon Hood's appointment to command, Hardee immediately sought reassignment at being passed over by a junior officer. Which he rightfully considered a "personally humiliating" situation.

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