RE: [civilwarwest] Re: Responsibility
- 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.
From: William H Keene [mailto:wh_keene@...]
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2003 2:59 PM
Subject: [civilwarwest] Re: Responsibility
--- In email@example.com, DPowell334@A... wrote:
> More importantly, however, while Davis gets knocked for the
> 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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