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"Hill...had been a superb division commander, but now he commanded a corps, and it was a brutal military truth that there were...men who were superb with a division but incapable of leading a corps." (p.99)
Lee can’t demote Hill back to commanding a brigade because of an inability to communicate. Lee doesn’t want to insult the man and wouldn’t be able to demote him and explain it in a way that isn’t insulting.
Suspend judgment [on Heth]
Heth’s desire to make up for past mistakes