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45650Re: [civilwarwest] Re: Was Logan dissed for higher command?

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  • DORR64OVI@aol.com
    Jul 10, 2008
      In a message dated 7/10/2008 11:46:59 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, holywham@... writes:
      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

      About a year ago (maybe longer) we had a discussion here about this.  After Thomas was dead, Sherman claimed he let Old Pap talk him out of promoting Logan.  However, it turns out that Sherman was basically trying to shift the blame for this from himself.  At the time he wrote that statement, Logan was a powerful leader in Congress and had a large say in the military's budget.  As General of the Army, Sherman correctly feared political retribution from Logan.
      Kent Dorr

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