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RE: [civilwarwest] Re: Responsibility

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  • Harry Smeltzer
    I think a big part of the problem had to do with inflexibility. For instance, at one point in time the Army of Tennessee was defending and fully operating an
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      I think a big part of the problem had to do with inflexibility. For
      instance, at one point in time the Army of Tennessee was defending and fully
      operating an area from which it was not allowed to draw subsistence.

      Harry

      -----Original Message-----
      From: William H Keene [mailto:wh_keene@...]
      Sent: Monday, November 17, 2003 2:59 PM
      To: civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [civilwarwest] Re: Responsibility

      --- In civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com, DPowell334@A... wrote:
      > ...
      > More importantly, however, while Davis gets knocked for the
      departmental
      > command structure, no one really suggests an alternative. If you
      were to dissolve
      > deparmental lines, what would you replace them with?

      Seems to me that the location of Department lines could have been
      part of the problem at times. For example, I think that making the
      Mississippi river the boundary between departments may have looked
      good on a map and made dealing with State governments easier, but
      militarily I think it was a bad arrangement as it created an obstacle
      to coordinated action against the federal campaign to control the
      river during the first half of 1863.





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