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Re: Could all these guys be wrong?

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  • William H Keene
    Harry, Well put. Will ... term, ... sadly, even ... Banks, ... but that ... would have ... we find ... [mailto:civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com] On
    Message 1 of 5 , Jun 24, 2005
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      Harry,

      Well put.

      Will
      --- In civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com, "Harry Smeltzer" <hjs21@c...>
      wrote:
      > I don't see anything "strange" in the comment myself.
      >
      > These are the types of "rhetorical" comments, for lack of a better
      term,
      > that we run across all the time, not just on these forums but,
      sadly, even
      > in published "historical" works. Certain ACW individuals (Butler,
      Banks,
      > McClellan, Grant, Lee, Longstreet) are the usual victims. "Ahh,
      but that
      > was just X being X." "And X was no Y." "Can you imagine what
      would have
      > happened if Z had been in this situation."
      >
      > It's when these rhetorical comments are addressed critically that
      we find
      > the error in many assumptions.
      >
      > Harry
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com
      [mailto:civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com] On
      > Behalf Of William H Keene
      > Sent: Friday, June 24, 2005 9:16 AM
      > To: civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [civilwarwest] Re: Could all these guys be wrong?
      >
      >
      > > ... Of course, he
      > > probably hated having competent commanders under him.
      >
      > What a strange comment.
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