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5010Re: Lee and McClellan

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  • William H Keene
    Sep 18, 2008
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      --- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, "Harry Smeltzer" <hjs21@...> wrote:
      > ...
      > Can anyone show that Lee did know, even by the 9th of September, that
      > McClellan was in command of the Union army then in the field in
      Maryland?

      It was very well reported in newspapers from August 30 on that McCellan
      was in command of the US forces in and around Washington. I cant show
      that Lee read those newspapers, but it doesnt seem far fetched to think
      he did.
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