Re: [civilwarwest] Why JJ didn't want the job
>PS: As for Cleburne as an alternative to JJ in Richmond's eyes: not aNot to mention junior in rank to many other officers (including his old
>chance. Cleburne was (1) NOT a Virginian, (2) NOT a West Pointer, and (3)
>Irish (which, you recall, was the equivalent of saying "half-human crazed
>drunken irresponsible low-life scum" in 1864).
antagonist W.H.T. Walker), who would have screamed bloody murder and/or
resigned if Cleburne had been promoted over their heads---and thus
might have found themselves in the employment of GA. Governor Joseph Brown,
as did G.W. Smith, who had resigned for that very reason.
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