3974RE: [TalkAntietam] Re: CWDG
- Dec 21, 2007Though it seldom gets mentioned, Lincoln backed down and pretty much
apologized to McClellan for that letter. Sometimes what has been
interpreted as examples of Lincoln's deep insight and acerbic wit can be
more accurately described as a serious lack of understanding of military
Don't tell Doris I said that - she'll send a hit squad!
From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of Stephen Recker
Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2007 11:33 PM
Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: CWDG
> Actually, my kind sir, I am the one who owes apologies. Had I paid
> more attention to the signature (yours) I would have known without
> hesitation that the comment was intended in jest. Please accept.
On Thursday, December 20, 2007, at 09:43 PM, Harry Smeltzer wrote:
> It also regarded McClellan and not Lee.wow, we can really KILL a joke -
> sorry, Steve!
In the spirit of the season I will accept all of these kind words with
gladness, and I will work on my material as well.
Interesting about that Lincoln quote, and the cavalry of both sides
after Antietam. Ethan Rafuse's "McClellan's War" makes a pretty decent
case for what Mac's cavalry was doing after the battle that would cause
them fatigue- they were chasing after Jeb Stuart who was riding around
Mac's army. Perhaps Stuart was trying to make up for his poor
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