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 Posted: Wed Jun 24th, 2009 12:14 pm
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Naim Peress

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Thanks for the comment.  I think the one glaring shortcoming was his whole speculation at the end about the South suing for peace after Vicksburg.  I think secession by itself meant crossing the Rubicon.  The South could simply not turn back after it took that fateful step and I'm sure Davis and the others knew that. 

I admire Cleburne too.  He was a truly forward-thinking person.  His monograph on emancipation really might have made a difference had it been adopted. 

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