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 Posted: Wed May 9th, 2007 12:46 pm
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Read one thing on a Jeff Davis site that points to the rift between JEJ, PGTB, and JD: Seems Jeff maintained different rules for different people. The troubles began (ignoring the possibility of seeds planted at West Point) with the 1861 appointments of generals. Sam Cooper was first, AS Johnston second, RE Lee third, JE Johnston fourth, and PGT Beauregard fifth. Both Bo and Joe thought their placement should have been higher; both had reason to believe that, but both argued with Davis.

And here's the kicker (from memory): Johnston argued using facts; Beauregard argued using twisted facts (the basis of his arguments were frequently misleading).

This was from a post on a blog somewhere, so there is no provenance. It does make an plausible, interesting point; therefore, I share it.


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