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 Posted: Sat Mar 10th, 2007 04:31 pm
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George Henry was not a spectactular general, but he was solid and far more capable than a good many others.  We would know a lot more about him if he had not turned down the "replace Buell" before Perryville. It is quite enough for me to know that both Sherman and Grant figured he was well up to kicking some serious Hood butt. Don't worry about it, George can handle it.

Lest y'all think I'm unaware of Grant's impatience with Thomas at Nashville -- he wasn't there. Putting myself in Grant's shoes at that time, I'd be climbing the walls. The pressure on Grant must have been enormous and I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. But George did what George always did -- when it was time, he pulled it off. To my knowledge, Grant never said another word about it.

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