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 Posted: Sun Sep 21st, 2008 01:13 am
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As the war showed, destroying the opposing army ws much easier said than done. Sorry for stating the overbearingly obvious, my friends.
It's not overbearingly obvious, CD. There are many enthusiastic compatriots who do not realize that all the armies were too big to be destroyed while being not big enough to destroy. Antietam/Sharpsburg was about as close as anyone came to being able to destroy an army, but short of Lee being killed or captured, the AoNV was a long way from being destroyed.

And the AoT, after the twin disasters at Franklin and Nashville still managed to field close to 10,000 men in North Carolina.

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