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 Posted: Wed Jul 22nd, 2009 01:51 am
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A.S. Johnston was the commanding general at Shiloh, and for most of the Confederate west. While we can argue as to who was actually directing the campaign, it was Johnston who was technically in charge.

Javal is correct, though.  I think ASJ let Beauregard overpower him.  Much of ASJ's fame comes from him being fortunate enough to die in battle, while the day was still going fairly swimmingly for the Confederates.  Hence the "If Johnston had lived" school of thought as to the end of the first day at Shiloh.

As for Joe Johnston, I honestly haven't studies him much. Longstreet thought he was superb, however, and that's good enough for me. :)

Last edited on Wed Jul 22nd, 2009 01:54 am by barrydancer

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