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37121Re: "Peremptory" orders

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  • James F. Epperson
    Feb 1, 2006
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      --- In civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com, Bob Taubman <rtaubman@...> wrote:
      >
      > Why was it necessary to change the date of
      > Rosecran's promotion in order to give him
      > seniority over Thomas? If it was as cut-and-dried
      > as you make it appear, why the subtrefuge?

      I don't see any subterfuge at all. Officers could be
      notoriously sensitive about serving under juniors;
      changing the date of Rosy's promotion avoids this
      problem.

      JFE
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