Again, I agree with you. That does not change anything I said. Jeff Davis was stubborn and exercised poor military judgement that was very costly. He also made some good military decisions. Choosing R.E. Lee to command the ANV and giving him broad authority was one of them. In my prior post, I was thinking in more general terms. For example, the Confederates did a very good job of delivering mail and trading with foreign powers in spite of a brutal occupation and the blockade.