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Hugh, thanks so much for this. To your thoughts on the universal soldier -- absolutely. But I'm talking about universal skills in leadership. That power exchange takes many forms based on the time, the culture, the commanders, the men, the situation -- it varies by time and place, but it still takes place and successful commanders master that skill. I'll enjoy watching this project move forward and reading what you find and argue.
Again, thanks for sharing your scholarship,
Dan, Lois, and Susannah,
I’d like to start by apologizing for my delay in responding to the thoughtful and generous feedback I’ve received. To my mind, it makes sense to respond to all of this feedback at once because in different ways, the various replies I’ve received all alight upon the same problem with my original post.
Hugh, this is a great post - thanks for sharing it, along with your previous one. I've thoroughly enjoyed what your work and writing has me pondering today (and last fall).
Dear Dan and Hugh,
Like Dan, I am no expert on Confederate military matters, yet when I read Hugh's post, I had a similar thought to Dan's, but perhaps inverted.
Along similar lines to David, and perhaps to throw in another complicating point of comparison, would you say that the Texas Brigade was representative of the South?
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