28905Re: [StudyoftheCivilWar] Longstreet in the West?
- Oct 1, 2004In 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?He was still recovering from wounds received in the Wilderness
>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.
in May; he wouldn't return to duty until October.