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Re: Hood/Grant/Patton

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  • Tony Gunter
    ... meticulously ... I thought McPherson, as chief engineer, merely directed where the troops should deploy once the army had landed, and that Grant was
    Message 1 of 4 , Mar 2, 2006
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      --- In civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com, GnrlJEJohnston@... wrote:
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      > In a message dated 3/1/2006 5:01:14 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
      > shenandoah64@... writes:
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      > Hood lacked the strategic
      > ability and patience to plan a meticulous combined
      > arms campaign such as Grant delivered at Ft. Donelson
      > and Vicksburg.
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      > Not trying to be picky nicky, but it was Jamie McPherson that
      meticulously
      > planned Grant's campaign at Ft Donelson.

      I thought McPherson, as chief engineer, merely directed where the
      troops should deploy once the army had landed, and that Grant was
      responsible for the overall strategic plan.
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