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advocate05 Dec 2018 4:52 a.m. PST

I have overlooked Cleburne since I don't recall hearing about him.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2018 6:36 a.m. PST

Patrick Cleburne was I think no question over-looked, especially by the Confederate high command in the West – despite being the bane of his opponents he was passed over three times for Corps command; Hardee said of him

"Where this division defended, no odds broke its line; where it attacked, no numbers resisted its onslaught, save only once; and there is the grave of Cleburne"

His death in the ill-conceived Battle of Franklin was a big blow to the Confederate cause

mildbill05 Dec 2018 4:17 p.m. PST

Cleburne suggested to arm the slaves, that was the end of his advancing in the army.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2018 6:12 p.m. PST

Not just arm them, but grant them freedom. He felt it was the best chance for the Confederacy to survive. He was probably right.

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