Discussion Was sending Wade Hampton to Joe Johnston a mistake?

Belfoured

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Thanks Amazon had them both as June 29th but figured we didn't have solid dates yet. I am really, really looking forward to the Tullahoma book.
Amazon generally lags the publisher (SB). If you want it around the Amazon ETA date I'd order from SB.
 

Eric Wittenberg

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Thanks Amazon had them both as June 29th but figured we didn't have solid dates yet. I am really, really looking forward to the Tullahoma book.

Me too!

Unfortunately, Dave's friend the cartographer has had issues. His wife has cancer, and he's the caregiver, so he didn't deliver the maps timely. Given the circumstances, we didn't feel like we could kick up a fuss about it, but it means that the project was delayed. This time, the delay is not on S-B.
 

Jamieva

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Me too!

Unfortunately, Dave's friend the cartographer has had issues. His wife has cancer, and he's the caregiver, so he didn't deliver the maps timely. Given the circumstances, we didn't feel like we could kick up a fuss about it, but it means that the project was delayed. This time, the delay is not on S-B.

Hal Jespersen?
 

Joshism

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I'm reading Lee's Last Retreat and had a similar thought to the OP: Hampton seemed sorely missed during Appomattox.

Fitz Lee had 8 brigades, but apparently failed to recognize Union cavalry could reach Appomattox Station when they did and I don't get the impression he was very effective screening the ANV retreat.

That said, I agree with the posts saying it wouldn't have mattered much given the condition of the cavalry especially compared to their Union counterparts. The condition of the roads didn't seem to help much either. Slipping through the Union's grasp at Appomattox wouldn't stop the ANV's slow disintegration.
 

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