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 Posted: Tue Mar 13th, 2007 04:00 pm
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I think Hancock needs a new full biography. My boys in the 64th NY expressed universal respect for him in thier letters, diaries, and post war writings.

One issue I have never seen adressed is Hancock's quiet replacement of Caldwell post Gettysburg. At National Archives I found a hand written note from Hancock to Meade refering to Caldwell, dated March 23, 1864, which reads in part "Not fit to command a division.....lacks self reliance at critical times" Meade indorsed it "agreed" Does the book adress this?

I look foreward to reading this new book.

Dennis Conklin

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