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  • richard@rcroker.com
    Sorry guys -- I thought I was sending that just to Tom. ... From: To: Sent: Friday, February 24, 2006 3:54
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      Sorry guys -- I thought I was sending that just to Tom.


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: <richard@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Friday, February 24, 2006 3:54 PM
      Subject: [TalkAntietam] Sears on Mc


      > Tom --
      >
      > After I naively opened the can of worms on McClellan's psychology (and got
      > roundly spanked for it), I picked up a copy of Sears's "Controversies &
      > Commanders". Very interesting. Regarding his letters to Ellen, he
      believes
      > they are perfectly honest but differ not a whit from anything he wrote or
      > said to anybody else. He devotes about eight pages to "psycho-history"
      and
      > examines four different McClellans. In conclusion he quotes Russell F.
      > Weigley.
      > "He (Mc) was never a warrior. He was a cautious, timorous man -- probably
      > not so different from the rest of us...Reading between the lines we see in
      > the (McClellan) Papers a McClellan who was simply and continually
      frightened
      > by war, which is not so mysterious a condition."
      >
      > Sears's conclusion? Antietam "ended as it did because (once again) of
      > General McClellan's incapacity on the battlefield." Parentheses in the
      > original.
      >
      > After all is said and done -- once again -- you are right. I'm going back
      > to my metaphorical Pry House now where I will continue to watch and learn
      > from afar.
      >
      > Richard
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "Thomas Clemens" <clemenst@...>
      > To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2006 8:52 PM
      > Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Mac Not Present at Dedication
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      > > Phil,
      > > You beat me to it! I was going to look at Sears bio when I got home.
      > > It seems clear he was invited, but perhaps did not receive it. God job.
      > >
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      > > Thomas G. Clemens D.A.
      > > Professor of History
      > > Hagerstown Community College
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