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 Posted: Tue Jun 26th, 2007 02:57 am
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Thank you all.

I will be trying to get to the library tomorrow.

CleborneFan:  Like Cleborne himself, Buford has always struck me as an incredably tragic figure - but, also, he got "live his own life", short though it was.  I think Reynold's life was always constricted by society and upbringing;  whereas Buford's was not?  Buford, at least, went "all out" and died young.  Reynolds stayed consticted by the combination of honor and rebellion, unable to sort it out, and died young?????  I'm sure it is much more complex than that, and wouldn't be surprised if I am eating these words one day:  I just don't know!

I don't know much about these men, but the little I've read, I think Buford was the less tragic, for having less confusion and "being his own man" more? 

I honestly don't know.  This is why I have started looking at the most interesting Northern generals.....

Again, My Thanks,


Last edited on Tue Jun 26th, 2007 07:50 am by JoanieReb

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