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 Posted: Thu Oct 23rd, 2008 04:21 am
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The Iron Duke

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Mr. Steele,

To quote Sherman at the Battle of Atlanta, "Let them fight it out!" That to me shows the kind of confidence the Federal generals had in the Army of the Tennessee.  And hindsight makes Lee's belief that they wouldn't be able to handle the Mississippi climate around Vicksburg to be ludicrous. 

If the Army of Tennessee's combat record is viewed from a purely tactical standpoint, there's only really two major battles, Missionary Ridge and Nashville, where the army did poorly. I think they performed much better than traditional history has given them credit for.

Last edited on Thu Oct 23rd, 2008 04:23 am by The Iron Duke

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