A most lopsided victory, the Battle of Richmond Kentucky.

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Brev. Brig. Gen'l
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Aug 25, 2012
Today I read a magazine article about the Battle of Richmond Kentucky. General Edmund Kirby Smith won a lopsided victory. So this made me wonder why he was sent to the Trans-Mississippi Theater. Was sending him there a reward or was it done to punish him? Any thought if keeping him in the Western Theater would have been a better use of him?