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 Posted: Sat Aug 2nd, 2008 12:01 am
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Leading from the front is fine for smaller unit commanders and the smaller battlefields of earlier wars, but irresponsible by army commanders of the Civil War.  "Lee to the rear" only occurred late in the war and with the Army of Northern Virginia minutes from destruction.  No one ever heard "Grant to the rear" or "Sherman" or "Bragg" or "Beauregard to the rear."  They realized that a dead army commander is a poor commander.

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