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 Posted: Tue Apr 5th, 2011 06:57 pm
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Sorry Hos, I've got to disagree with your analysis there. There is no way you can claim that Confederate leaders were any better or worse than their Federal counterparts. There was just as much backbiting and incompetance in the Confederate high command as there was in the Union Armies. In fact, a case could be made that Bragg's leadership failures led to the loss of the Mississippi River and later on, the entire western half of the Confederacy. A case can also be made that the Confederacy had just as many advantages as the Federals. Consider the ammount of terrain that the Union army had to seize. Its roughly the same amount of territory that Napolean had to take to get to Moscow in 1812. Also, think of the rivers, most of which run east to west. All those had to be overcome. Just some things to think about. Many historians think the Confederacy collapsed from the inside and not from external pressures.

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