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Re: [civilwarwest] downhill slide

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  • Daniel F. Giallombardo
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    Message 1 of 15 , Nov 16, 2003
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      Ladies and Gentlemen,
      Our system has been down for a few days. Now we have a new server (AT&T). We'll see what happens
      this time...Dan

      james2044 wrote:

      > > > You have good arguments, Dave, but I have to disagree with your
      > assertion
      > > > that, after Sumpter, the Confederacy "endured one long, downhill
      > slide."
      > >
      >
      > I'm going to come in on the other side too. While agreeing that a
      > CSA win is unlikely, impossible is to strong. In the Fall of 1862,
      > victories at Antietam & Perryville might have resulted in a CSA
      > win. If nothing else, by 1864 the Union would have not been so far
      > South and that might have made Lincoln's reelection harder.
      >
      > Other possible improvements:
      >
      > Davis had removed Bragg sooner, replaced him with JEJ, backed JEJ
      > and never given Hood the AoT.
      >
      > Lee had been much more careful of his men's lives, no other Malvern
      > Hill attacks. More defensive battles as he did in 1864 vs Grant.
      >
      > Davis and company had taken more intrest in the west and tried to
      > keep TN in the CSA.
      >
      > James2044
      >
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