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 Posted: Thu Jun 25th, 2009 04:15 am
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Count me among the Pat Cleburne admirers. :)  Imagine what more he could have accomplished had he been freed from Braxton Bragg.

One thing I remember Professor Foner stressing often is that while things are clear to us in hindsight, the people of the time had no idea. European recognition of the Confederacy, for example. We know now that it was never going to happen. For the people of the time, however, it was a real concern.

Vicksburg may be in a similar vein. We can see now that the writing was on the wall, but it may not have been clear in 1863.

Last edited on Thu Jun 25th, 2009 04:16 am by barrydancer

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