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 Posted: Thu Feb 1st, 2007 09:32 pm
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Johan Steele
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Whoever says Forrest had minimal impact upon campaigns... needs to read a touch more.  All of the raids he commanded seriously upset Union plans and postponed or outright cancelled whole campaigns.

His actions after Nashville prevented the absolute destruction of the CS AoT.  His various raids from December of 62-October 64 were as brilliant as they get.  I believe the largest force he commanded on one of these raids was around 4,500 men and his raids regularly tied up 15-20,000 US troops.  No he was as profecient a fighting soldier as you can get; far more effective than any other in the CS arsenal and yes, that includes Bobby Lee. 

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