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  Grant was indeed strongly pressuring Thomas to take the initiative at Nashville. Thomas refused to proceed for a number of reasons, not the least being very bad weather. So ,Grant sent General Logan , giving him the authority to relieve Thomas if he thought it was necessary. However, Thomas started his offensive on December 15, 1864, and Logan saw no reason to intervene.

  Then, as now, the higher the office of the military officer, the more interference from politicians he must endure. It is our system, and the Republic has survived for well over two centuries.

 

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