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 Posted: Fri Mar 9th, 2007 02:21 pm
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'most brilliant strategists' is a bit of a stretch...

He is credited as an above-average defensive tactitician; based solely on a single afternoon at Chickamauga on September 20. 1863.

His major offensive forays were accomplished almost in spite of his intentions: Chattanooga where the soldoers took over and Nashville where McArthur recognized the cirumstances on the ground and took initiative. In both cases, Thomas was far to the rear and not in control of events.

I'm not aware of any major contributions to US strategy.

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HankC

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