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 Posted: Thu Sep 18th, 2008 03:22 am
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"Hood is a good fighter, very industrious on the battlefield, careless off, and I have had no opportunity of judging his action, when the whole responsibility rested upon him.I have a very high opinion of his gallantry, earnestness and zeal. General Hardee has more experience in managing an army. May God give you wisdom to decide in this momentous matter."

Lee was too much a gentleman to say, "Are you freaking crazy? The man is a time bomb! Hardee is a nebbish, but does know what he is doing. Leave me out of this."

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