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 Posted: Sat May 5th, 2007 11:14 pm
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I need some input.  I am reading Craig Symonds book on Joe Johnston as I said before.  I have another question for everyone.  I am now to the Army of Tennessee chapter .  Hood has been sent to join Johnston.  He writes the letters to Davis that seem to undermine Joe Johnston on every issue.  I know he wants Johnston's position but  what a way to get it.  What do you all think of what went on.

 

Then from the get go it seems Johnston could not ever do anything to please Davis.  There problems seem to go all the way back to West Point.   BUT I just read two men were sent to report on the true conditions of the Army of Tennessee .  Both reports tended to lean toward Johnston's position on what Johnston needed .  I couldn't beleive it when I read, "neither report had any impact on Davis who continued to believe that the primary obstacle to western offensive was Johnston himself" 

What do the rest of you think about this one. 

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