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  • hank9174
    ... out ... S.D. Lee appears to be a CSA general who continued to improve after moving west. Nothing spectacular, but he commanded both infantry and cavalry in
    Message 1 of 16 , Sep 5, 2003
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      --- In civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com, "hank9174" <clarkc@m...> wrote:
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      > Much is made of Lee's ability to move sub-par performing generals
      out
      > of his theatre.
      >

      S.D. Lee appears to be a CSA general who continued to improve after
      moving west. Nothing spectacular, but he commanded both infantry and
      cavalry in a competent manner.

      Was he moved west for 'pure' reasons? His and EP Alexander's careers
      appear to be very similar in style and substance...


      HankC
    • Martin Williams
      Thanks for clearing that up. Couch commanded the Department of the Susquehanna from June 11, 1863 to December 1, 1864, when it was renamed the Department of
      Message 2 of 16 , Sep 5, 2003
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        Thanks for clearing that up.
         
        Couch commanded the Department of the Susquehanna from June 11, 1863 to December 1, 1864, when it was renamed the Department of Pennsylvania.   His replacement was George Cadwalader.  This is going outside of the scope of this group, but for what it is worth when Couch took command his headquarters was at Chambersburg and the Department consisted of all of Pennsylvania east of Johnstown.  By the end of the month headquarters was at Harrisburg.  Subsequently the western half of the state and part of Ohio was added to the Department.  When Cadwalader took over headquarters was announced as being at Philadelphia.
         
         
         
         



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      • hartshje
        Couch also had a son in the Army of the Potomac who fought with a Massachusetts regiment IIRC, and was presumed killed at Cold Harbor in 1864. At least, he
        Message 3 of 16 , Sep 5, 2003
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          Couch also had a son in the Army of the Potomac who fought with a
          Massachusetts regiment IIRC, and was presumed killed at Cold Harbor
          in 1864. At least, he was never heard from again following that
          battle. Maybe Couch took a leave of absence at this time, before
          heading west (just speculating).

          Joe

          --- In civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com, "Martin Williams"
          <williams484@m...> wrote:
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          > Couch commanded the Department of the Susquehanna from June 11,
          1863 to December 1, 1864, when it was renamed the Department of
          Pennsylvania. His replacement was George Cadwalader. This is going
          outside of the scope of this group, but for what it is worth when
          Couch took command his headquarters was at Chambersburg and the
          Department consisted of all of Pennsylvania east of Johnstown. By
          the end of the month headquarters was at Harrisburg. Subsequently
          the western half of the state and part of Ohio was added to the
          Department. When Cadwalader took over headquarters was announced as
          being at Philadelphia.
          >
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