pristine = 'faultless; perfectly executed'

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Sep 2 01:38:42 UTC 2011

On Thu, Sep 1, 2011 at 9:21 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at> wrote:
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> 2011 Louis P. Masur _The Civil War: A Concise History_ (N.Y.: OUP) 38: But
> there is so much in war that no on can control....Only [Stonewall] Jackson's
> campaign [in the Shenandoah Valley] seemed pristine, a model of a general in
> perfect command, executed with bravado.
> JL
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Jon, you're going to have a nervous breakdown!

Or, I am.;-)

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