Bob Huddleston writes:
All of this is quite irrelevant.
What mattered is that the Bosses, Halleck, Stanton and Lincoln
interoperated Thomas' actions as a refusal. So when the opportunity
came up again, they went for Rosecrans over Thomas.
You are indeed correct. But my argument was not that the Bosses
were not justified to do as they wished in this matter, for whatever
reasons they wished to state, even if they had to back date
Rosencrans orders and their reason was, IMHO a bit disingenuous.
My argument was,is, that Thomas was not insubordinate, did not
disobey orders or act unprofessionally.
P.S. I once learned to my great embarassment and minor injury
that "To the rear, march" comes under the heading of a peremptory