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 Posted: Wed Jan 22nd, 2014 08:33 pm
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Washington is fortified day by day, week by week. It has to be Beauregard, Johnston and Jackson in 1861, or basically never. I doubt Lee himself could have wrangled it; by 1862 she's too tough to crack in the Maryland Campaign.

McClellan dismissed second-guessers as third-rate buffoons, including Lincoln. His fastidious cautiousness may have had more to do with the eventual result than most would credit today (partial to Meade, Grant and Sherman myself) ... but the presidency?

That was a bridge too far.

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