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46739Re: Longstreet

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  • hank9174
    Jun 1, 2010
      Isn't that what actually happened?

      I suppose the question(s) may be phrased as :
      1) what could the USA have done to *shorten* the war with the same results, or,

      2) what could the CSA have done to *lengthen* the war and win via northern war weariness?


      --- In civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com, "Ron" <rblack0981@...> wrote:
      > "hank9174" <clarkc@> wrote:
      > >
      > Quote, in part, The doctrine of strategic defense espoused by Longstreet and Johnston would have saved both territory and lives...
      > >
      > Given the military resources of the Northern forces compared to that of the southern military, the strategy of "Strategic Defense" would lead to a slow steady stranglation of the south. It would be like waiting for the other shoe to drop.
      > Ron
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