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 Posted: Sun Jun 12th, 2011 05:06 pm
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Joe Johnston, I have liked Johnston, I have disliked Johnston. I would have to say, I am influenced very strongly, By one of my favorite writers and historians, Shelby Foote. I would have to agree with Mister Foote, When he wrote Johnston kept retreating and retreating. At some point you have to stop and fight. I also believe if Lee had not took command in 1862. McClellan would have probably have taken Richmond.But in Johnstons defense, I will say I thought he done pretty good at Bentonville. As Lee was given overall command of the confederate armies. I think Johnston would have been better as a divison commander.Not at the head of an army.

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