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  • G E Mayers
    Well. AL was indeed afraid of the safety of Washington! Jackson was at the time (early spring 1862) still operating out in the Valley and AL wanted to protect
    Message 1 of 90 , Jul 11, 2005
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      Well. AL was indeed afraid of the safety of Washington! Jackson was at the
      time (early spring 1862) still operating out in the Valley and AL wanted to
      protect that flank.

      Very respectfully,
      G E "Gerry" Mayers

      "As an American citizen I prize the Union very highly
      and know of no personal sacrifice that I would not make
      to preserve it, save that of honour."
      --Robt. E. Lee, Letter to Rooney Lee, 3 December 1860

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Jeff Beckner (PWC Magazine)" <jbeckner@...>
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      Sent: Monday, July 11, 2005 12:48 PM
      Subject: RE: [TalkAntietam] McClellan has the 'fasts'


      > And speaking of careful scholarship...I was looking in CTR a week or two
      > ago (yes, Gerry, I DO have that sacred volume!) for Harsh's take on The
      > Seven Days, and stopped reading when he said that Lincoln held back all
      > the troops because he was fearful of the safety of Washington.
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      > That's just nonsense, and I was surprised that he wrote it. He knows
      > better.
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      > So I'm not really excited about more of the same, you know?
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      > From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com]
      > On Behalf Of Thomas Clemens
      > Sent: Monday, July 11, 2005 11:36 AM
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      > Jeff,
      > Since Harsh was very complimentary of Lee, why would that suggest he
      > would be so of McClellan? Or is it just that you don't want any facts
      > to challenge your opinions? No, I won't post an excerpt; read the book,
      > or don't criticize it.
      > Tom
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      > Thomas G. Clemens D.A.
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    • Jeff Beckner (PWC Magazine)
      OK. Thanks. ... From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Thomas Clemens Sent: Tuesday, July 12, 2005 2:35 PM To:
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        OK. Thanks.

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        From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com]
        On Behalf Of Thomas Clemens
        Sent: Tuesday, July 12, 2005 2:35 PM
        To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: RE: [TalkAntietam] McClellan has the 'fasts'

        I read the book too, and thought the mention of the K-N Act was
        tangental to the theme. Rafuse was discussing McClellan's shift from a
        tradtional Whig to a Douglas Democrat, and IIRC, Jim wanted a discussion
        of the inconsistency of that shift due to Douglas' sponsoring of the K-N
        Act. Rafuse does talk about it later, in the context of Lincoln, but it
        cannot be fairly said that Rafuse ignores or leaves it out. It just was
        not as emphasized as Jim thought it should be. Fair criticism, but not
        an indictment of the author.

        Thomas G. Clemens D.A.
        Professor of History
        Hagerstown Community College


        >>> jbeckner@... 07/12/05 10:53 AM >>>
        OK....are they dealt with in any detail? One of Jim's criticisms (he
        READ the book, you know) was that Rafuse didn't raise some questions on
        some topics that probably should have been raised.




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