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 Posted: Fri May 4th, 2007 01:47 am
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What sort of officer was ASJ?  Was he clever or traditional, risk-taking or cautious?  And all that sort of stuff.

A little hard to come up with a definitive answer, Joanie. About the most notable things he did seemed to involve travelling great distances: the Mormon "War," the trip back from California........ He blew the defense of Forts Henry and Donelson. And he allowed Beau to walk all over him before Shiloh. He was apparently too bold during battle. Other than that, had he lived, he may well have been as great as Lee, who also blew his first encounters.

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