13707Re: Nathaniel Banks [east vs west]
- Sep 1 8:54 AMWill, you always do your homework and make good points. Certainly I
didn't know that the Red River Campaign was over Banks' objections.
Lincoln needed Banks, it seems, as you point out he wasn't the worst
general he ever had, although I clearly believe he was more "in the
running" for that spot than you do. And I guess he was very much
needed for raising troops [and for political reasons in general];
seems like it was too bad such high profile assignments needed to be
given him, though.
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