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

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  • hjs21@aol.com
    In a message dated 5/28/01 10:56:19 PM Eastern Daylight Time, ... Actually, in this book it was not really Marshall who made this observation. It was rather
    Message 1 of 6 , May 28, 2001
      In a message dated 5/28/01 10:56:19 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
      gerry1952@... writes:


      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.



      Actually, in this book it was not really Marshall who made this observation.  
      It was rather the editor, Frederick Maurice, who shows in his writong that he
      bought the Lost Cause position on Longstreet hook, line, and sinker.   
      Specifically, the sentences run like this: " He [Marshall] says that whenever
      Jackson disagreed with a plan of Lee's, he said so; but having stated his
      objection, he always deferred to Lee's decision and executed his orders with
      as much zeal and energy as if he designed the plan himself.  Longstreet, on
      the other hand, when he disagreed with Lee, always maintained that his own
      plan was best, and to the last moment of action endeavored to get his plan
      adopted."  Notice the second sentence does not state that it is Marshall's
      opinion.  Very clever.

      The Chancellorsville section of the book is curious in that it is made up
      primarily of the editor's opinion of what Marshall was trying to say in other
      letters/writings, not reproduced.  It is neat to read, though.  Maurice, like
      Krick, always works in some snide remark about Longstreet even when it is not
      gremaine to the topic.

      Harry
    • hjs21@aol.com
      Sorry, I meant germane. Harry
      Message 2 of 6 , May 28, 2001
        Sorry, I meant germane.

        Harry
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