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Written by Anne Butzen
(4/27/2012 8:50 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, No patience with the General, penned by Mary Anne
``As for "How has he become a General?" Well, look at the modern military!''
No need to bring the moderns into it. In JA's day commissions were purchased, were they not? And promotions may have been more a matter of hanging out with the right set than with competence in one's field.
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