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 Posted: Mon Feb 15th, 2010 01:28 am
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I think Hancock was offered the job, j harold, and did turn it down. So did Reynolds, who I would have liked to see take the AoP, but both men wanted to run things themselves using their military experience, not have politics involved a.k.a. Lincoln.
Few generals since the beginning of recorded history have been pleased to run their wars under political restrictions.

I wasn't aware that Hancock was offered the job. Reynolds I did know about.

'Spect Grant would have liked to have had free rein, but he didn't demand it and worked within the political requirements imposed. Reynolds wanted to step outside. Lord knows what his plans would have been without them

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