Lincoln and his commanders

Mark Greenbaum examines the troubled relationship between Lincoln and his generals during the early period of the Civil War in a recent editorial:

The generals’ notions of what it would take to put down the rebellion ran counter to Lincoln’s, whose pragmatic strategy would ultimately form the blueprint for Union victory. He had his work cut out for him: when he took office there wasn’t just an absent system of command, but there had been no planning whatsoever by the previous administrations for war; no preparatory memos or regular briefings by the top brass awaited him.

You can read the entire piece by clicking here.

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