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 Posted: Tue Jun 16th, 2009 01:45 am
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I've followed your advice and secured a copy of the book by Archer Jones.  All I can say is WOW!  It is one of the most eye-opening books I've read in a long time.  It certainly puts Logistics, Strategy, and Tactics together in a very readable way.  It also seems to be much less harsh on the Army of the Potomac than most I have read.  Previously, I believe it was easier to generalize that all of their generals bordered on incompetant until Grant came along.  It is certainly interesting to know that this may not be the case at all.  Candidly, I haven't even gotten to Gettysburg, to see how his review matches to the book by carhart.  But I've got a feeling that based on what Jones tends to recommend as the basic use of Calvary during the Civil War I wouldn't be surprised if he doesn't give it signficant weight.

With this as a start, I have to say my anticipation on what the second book holds is great!  More later.

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