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 Posted: Mon Oct 19th, 2009 07:04 pm
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The biggest issue the state governers had with the Confederate government was the institution of the draft.  The Federal government wasn't even prepared to go that far in 1862.  In addition, the Davis administration had a hard time convincing the states that the Virginia and Tenessee theaters were the most important.  Its hard to tell the Louisiana governer that RE Lee needs troops in VA when Ben Butler is sitting in New Orleans or tell the South Carolina governer that B Bragg needs Soldiers to invade Kentucky when the Federals are sitting right outside Charleston.  Jeff Davis never really provided a coherant national stratagy that he could get all the states on board with.

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