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 Posted: Sun Aug 17th, 2008 12:59 am
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The Iron Duke

Joined: Tue Jul 29th, 2008
Location: Georgia USA
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The Army of Tennessee is my favorite. They fought as hard as anyone and still always came back to fight another day. If you examine their record from a purely tactical standpoint, they did better than they're often given credit for. They had a lot more internal strife than the ANV but never gave up. What motivated those men to keep on going after all the failures? I think that is what intrigues me more than anything else. I have this visual in my head of those men moving by foot and rail across Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and the Carolinas to fight one last battle. To me that is just amazing.

Runner up would have to be the Army of the Cumberland. They never received the press like the Potomac army did. They were always being denigrated by Grant and Sherman and yet when it mattered most, they were the ones who came through in the clutch and had the last laugh.

"Cleburne is here!" meant that all was well. -Daniel Harvey Hill
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