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IRREPLACEABLE TANDEM

he melding of the minds between the Confederacy’s two premier generals is much on the mind of Christian Keller in his dual biography of arguably the Civil War’s most important military partnership. It was neither easy nor immediate. But when it finally jelled, Robert

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