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37133Re: "Peremptory" orders

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  • William H Keene
    Feb 1, 2006
      Its possible that the recent experience of Pope and Fremont affected the decision in this
      situation. Fremont resigned rather than serve under Pope giving the dates of commission
      as his reason.

      --- In civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com, nickrelee@... wrote:
      >
      >
      > In a message dated 2/1/2006 3:51:36 PM Mountain Standard Time,
      > huddleston.r@... writes:
      >
      > So there was no need to backdate Rosey’s commission to March, 1862 unless it
      > was to satisfy the vanity of George Thomas about being under someone with a
      > junior commission. Or to satisfy the vanity of Rosecrans and also his
      > sponsor, the Secretary of the Treasury.
      >
      >
      > I think in this case it was to satisfy Thomas that Rosecrans had his
      > comission back dated. I thought Thomas complained of a junior officer commanding
      > him. So Lincoln changed Rosey date and I think Halleck told Thomas about the
      > congressional resolution that said Lincoln could pick between men of the same
      > grade without worrying about dates.
      > --Nick
      >
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