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Re: [TalkAntietam] RE: Jackson, D.H. Hill, and Longstreet Who's posting here?

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  • TR Livesey
    Gerry, Thanks for the info...I must have the story here somewhere. We can leave Longstreet for another day. I agree with you, the main point being that dissent
    Message 1 of 1 , May 28, 2001
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      Gerry,

      Thanks for the info...I must have the story here somewhere. We can
      leave Longstreet for another day.

      I agree with you, the main point being that dissent does not
      necessarily imply a lack of enthusiasm once the operation has
      begun.

      TR Livesey
      westwood@...

      NJ Rebel wrote:
      >
      > Todd--
      >
      > In Charles Marshall's book published in paperback by Bison Books
      > on his being an Aide to Lee, Marshall mentions this very
      > disagreement between Lee and Jackson regarding the
      > Chanceillorsville operation. Marshall also then added a curious
      > comment about that whatever disagreements Jackson had with Lee's
      > opinions or tactical thoughts, once ordered to perform a certain
      > operation, Jackson embraced the operation as if it were his own.
      > Longstreet, however, on the other hand continued to dissent and
      > disagree.
      >
      > I can find the actual quote if you do not have the book and would
      > like to see it. (But not tonight...maybe tomorrow.............)
      >
      > Your humble servant,
      > Gerry Mayers
      > Co. B, "Tom Green Rifles",
      > Fourth Regiment, Texas Volunteer Infantry
      >
      > "I know of no fitter resting-place for a soldier than the field
      > on which he has nobly laid down his life." --General Robert
      > Edward Lee
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "TR Livesey" <westwood@...>
      > To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Monday, May 28, 2001 11:32 AM
      > Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] RE: Jackson, D.H. Hill, and
      > Longstreet Who's posting here?
      >
      > > Teej Smith wrote:
      > > Which would seemingly indicate that at least on
      > > > this occasion Stonewall was in agreement with Pete. And if
      > this is so
      > > > that Lee flew in the face of the advice from both his corps
      > commanders.
      > > > Thoughts?
      > > >
      > > > Regards,
      > > > Teej
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > >
      > > It seems to me that (if true) the incident only reinforce the
      > degree
      > > of respect that Lee and Jackson had for each other, in that
      > even
      > > is disagreement, Lee still trusted Jackson to carry out the
      > plan,
      > > and Jackson trusted Lee enough to go through with it. Although
      > I
      > > am not very familiar with the Chancellorsville campaign, I
      > understand
      > > that Jackson opposed Lee's plan to move on Hooker's right;
      > nonetheless,
      > > after the 'Last Parting' Jackson executed the plan
      > whole-heartedly.
      > >
      > > I fail to see how anyone could enter SO 191 without
      > reservations, even
      > > Jackson. As Dr Harsh points out, it was not until Lee wanted to
      > > recross the Antietam at Williamsburg after the battle of the
      > 17th
      > > that the ANV command structure started to break down, and that
      > Lee's
      > > wishes would no longer translate into action. The point is that
      > > Lee enjoyed a very unusual degree of loyalty, regardless of
      > reservations
      > > actually felt by his lieutenants.
      > >
      > > Regards,
      > > TR Livesey
      > > westwood@...
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