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 Posted: Sat Nov 8th, 2008 03:20 am
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The Iron Duke

Joined: Tue Jul 29th, 2008
Location: Georgia USA
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In his book Two Great Rebel Armies, Richard McMurry discusses why the Army of Northern Virginia won so many campaigns while the Army of Tennessee lost most of theirs.  He explains that since the Virginia front was the initial theatre of operations most West Point graduates went to the eastern forces and they tended to stay there.  It seems that the same seems to be true of the Union army.

"Cleburne is here!" meant that all was well. -Daniel Harvey Hill
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