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 Posted: Mon Nov 5th, 2007 07:41 pm
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j harold 587

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I understand where you are comming from Johan. A brilliant leader is sometimes not the best leader. The best of plans are worthless without a motivated loyal group of properly led individuals.  Thomas Jackson certinally had problems with some members of his command staff. And I agree the Stonewall brigade had a high desertion rate. Although I thought it was partially due to troops taking French leave to visit relatives during the valley campaign. To be successfull an army needs solid leaders from the command staff to the NCOs. Bottom line Thomas was a solid leader who made sure his men of all ranks were provided for and did not allow himself to be goaded into foolish actions by politicians. Gosh sounds a lot like General Lee.

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