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 Posted: Sun Oct 5th, 2008 07:08 pm
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He says that Lee, in an effort to help the South "get back into the Union and to peace," wrote a last letter to Davis, knowing that the contents would get out to Joe Johnston and the others still in the field, rejecting guerilla warfare and seeking peace.

I'd question how he knew that the contents would get out to others in the field. The easiest thing in the world for Davis to do -- if he really wanted to fight until the last man -- would be to sit on the letter.

Guerilla War w/out external support... I think Genl Lee knew how well that had worked for the Native American.

Guerilla War against Federal troops would have been many, many times worse than the bushwhacking going on already. Sheridan would have been riding through Virginia and the Carolinas, and Wilson and others would have been riding through the rest of the Confederate States. If you think Sherman and Sheridan were excessively rough, you ain't seen nothin' yet.


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