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45648Re: Was Logan dissed for higher command?

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  • holywham
    Jul 10, 2008
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      --- In civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com, "Carl Williams" <carlw4514@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > Finished the book "Black Jack: John A. Logan and Southern Illinois
      in
      > the Civil War Era" I Recommend it.
      >
      > The author discusses whether Logan was unjustly passed over as a
      > replacement for McPherson when he was KIA. Interestingly, he gave
      > Sherman's views on what he didnt like about "political generals."
      > Seems that there is more to it than unthinking prejudice. I loaned
      the
      > book to someone, so can't quote from it, but basically Sherman just
      > felt that these guys typically just weren't full time. He was
      > especially resentful when they would go home to campaign for
      > reelection just as things were critical in the field.
      >
      > I have to admit Sherman has a case there, if true.
      >
      > Makes you wonder if the prejudice against non-west point was a
      little
      > more founded in solid reasons than you might think.
      >
      > Carl
      >
      "Sherman fighting Prophet" by Lloyd Lewis,says Sherman was thinking of
      putting Logan to take over for Mac. but Thomas was very much against
      it and talked Sherman out of it. BvT
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