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 Posted: Wed Aug 25th, 2010 08:43 am
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Weighing in on Pam's original post I think it's fairly safe to say that there were those officers who got into their positions because of who they knew, whether or not they had the skills to be in those positions, and there were those officers who had such skills but didn't have friends in high places so they may not have been put into the right position. I'm not saying Howard was a political appointment, but if he had friends in high places that could well explain why he got the Thanks of Congress despite the fact that once again his corps was routed and were forced to retreat back to his reserves.

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