RE: [civilwarwest] FW: Severance on Marszalek, _Commander of All Lincoln's Ar...
- There is an old Army saying that either the captain or the first sergeant must be a SOB to have an effective company. Lincoln, like all politicians, hated to say no. He was fortunate to have two SOBs working for him -- Stanton and Halleck. :>)
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303.451.6376 huddleston.r@...Thank you. I think Lincoln found Halleck useful as a buffer between him and
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the army. Halleck could also issue dismissal orders so Lincoln did not have to
As always, your servant.
- And therein lies Lincoln's forte. He could insulate, transfer, build. and obfuscate with ultimate mastery.We still have but a small grasp of his capabilities. Call it what you will, the man was a master of the art of administering and making adjustments.