First Bull Run McDowell, was he the Scapegoat?

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Was General McDowell the Lincoln's administration's Scapegoat to the for the loss at 1st Manassas?

  • Yes

    Votes: 6 60.0%
  • No

    Votes: 3 30.0%
  • Maybe

    Votes: 1 10.0%

  • Total voters
    10
  • Poll closed .

W. Richardson

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As showed in a prior post, https://civilwartalk.com/threads/lincoln-dodges-responsibility-for-the-loss-at-1st-manassas.163739/, that Lincoln attempted to dodge blame for the loss of 1st Manassas, did Lincoln then use General Irvin McDowell as the Scapegoat?

Lincoln, under pressure, public, and politically rushed the army and General Irvin McDowell into a battle. The "green United States soldiers" were defeated by the "green Confederate States soldiers". Both McDowell and General Winfield Scott had asked for more time to prepare, but was denied...........


Respectfully,
William
 
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