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 Posted: Wed Jun 6th, 2012 04:54 pm
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Early's identification with the 'lost cause' is an unintended consequence of his veneration of Robert E. Lee.

In his mind, Lee could do no wrong, hence those with differing opinions (Longstreet, Mosby, et al) were beyond the pale and unredeemable.

To Early, and 'Lost Causers' in general, military prowess (or lack therof) played no part in Confederate defeat - it was strictly 'overwhelming numbers and resources'...

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