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 Posted: Sun Feb 14th, 2010 11:55 pm
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Old Blu

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Location: Waynesboro., Virginia USA
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There was a huge Union army on the field with plenty of Generals that wanted to go after Lee and Hooker was in a retreat frame of mind. 

Hooker had relinquished Command to Couch, who was willing to take it, then Hooker gave him another order taking the command of the army back.

All the Corp Generals were trying to get Couch to go ahead and give the orders to advance on Lee and he wouldn't do it.

I believe if there had been a change of command, Lee would have been defeated and I dare say the war would be over.

I draw this conclusion based on the book by Ernest Fergurson's Chancellorsville

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