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28905Re: [StudyoftheCivilWar] Longstreet in the West?

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  • Jfepperson@aol.com
    Oct 1, 2004
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      In a message dated 10/1/2004 12:32:33 PM Eastern Daylight Time, "William Gower" <billgower@...> writes:

      >Why wasn't Longstreet offered the Army of Tennessee after Johnston in 1864?
      >Certainly he had more experience as a corp commander than Hood. He wanted
      >to go west in 1863. He wanted an independent command. From what I have
      >read he wanted to be the commander of that army.

      He was still recovering from wounds received in the Wilderness
      in May; he wouldn't return to duty until October.