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  1. Being from Tennessee, I would have thought these would come to mind also.

    1863: Confederate General Joseph Johnston takes command of the Army of Tennessee.

    1864: Union forces under General George H. Thomas win the battle at Nashville, smashing an entire Confederate army.

    • The western edge of the battlefield for the Battle of Nashville was Shy’s Hill which is across the road from the house where I was raised. When I was a kid, we would occasionally find a spent MiniĆ© ball or other bit of battle detritus in the woods on the hill. The big find was the remains of the frame of a Navy Colt.

    • I clicked on the link and got a 404 (page not found) link from the NYT website, so I’m not sure who you’re asking about. However, I can say that there are many people who I respect who I believe hold wrong views or I believe have taken bad decisions. Some of them are even close friends in whom I normally place a great deal of trust.

      Do I have regrets when someone I know makes a mistake? Of course, but very few relationships are so one-dimensional and few mistakes so catastrophic to cause ending an otherwise respectful relationship. For example, many of the pro-First-Amendment lawyers who helped me with the Kimberlin lawsuits are Never Trumpers. It’s possible for me trust someone’s insight and abilities in one area while being suspicious of his judgment another.

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