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 Posted: Wed Nov 14th, 2007 03:42 pm
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This subject does beg the question, if Jefferson Davis was not an adequate leader for the Confederate States, who would have been a better leader and made better use of what limited resources were available to the South? Or was the situation too much for any one man to have managed?
The question would be a good topic for a very short thread. Someone, somewhere once suggested that Zebulon Vance might have been more capable. That was the first and last time I've seen a suggestion of a better choice.

Davis was selected primarily because he had been in the Federal Cabinet as Secretary of war -- and because he was the least objectionable of the other possibilities.

Just a thought.


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