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 Posted: Tue Jun 2nd, 2009 01:49 am
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Quite agree Old North State. Until I picked up "Southern Storm," I figured the march was a romp through the park. Trudeau demonstrated that it wasn't all that simple. At anytime, this afternoon, tomorrow morning, early next week, Sherman was risking being hamstrung.

Yes, he was confident that he and his troops were up to the challenge, but he never did get overconfident. He worked his butt off on that March. Who was where and what were they telling him. Problem? How to fix it?

His wings and the divisions there didn't start here and go there on a rote plan. Sherman moved them around and changed their routes and adjusted, adjusted, adjusted.

Although there are those who will disagree, The March and the subsequent March through the Carolinas were masterful.


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