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 Posted: Mon Aug 13th, 2012 05:08 pm
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Hank, yes, he argues that the failure of the AOP to capture Richmond during early-mid 1862 led to the emergence of a "hard war" mentality in the Union. This allowed for the much harsher measures directed toward Southern society which eventually won the war and included the emancipation of Southern slaves. However, he does point out that this was merely one of several important "turning points" in the war. Hope that saves you the hour of listening : )

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