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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Dec 2020 10:28 p.m. PST

"Leadership in the American Civil War was somewhat patchy and not always of good quality, but that can easily be said of most wars in history. While some officers studied at institutions like West Point and perhaps had experience from conflicts such as with Mexico, others owed their rank primarily to political influence and had few of the skills that the civil war would require of them. Many senior commanders often despaired of the competence of their juniors, not least President Lincoln himself, and there was also rivalry between officers for promotion or recognition, which did not always encourage the highest standards. However as the war progressed many such men either left or were forced out, and the experience of war would develop the best, so by its end there were large numbers of talented officers on both sides…."



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Baranovich10 Mar 2021 5:15 p.m. PST

Very cool, thanks for sharing!

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