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 Posted: Tue Jul 14th, 2009 06:26 am
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The Iron Duke

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The army was disorganized in the aftermath of First Manassas and they felt that one victory would be enough to ensure an independent nation.  I'm not even sure if they had the logistical system necessary to support such an offensive.  Plus, I think there was also a desire to be seen by the rest of the world as fighting a defensive war and not as conquerors. 

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