Sorry about the double post.
Behalf Of Harry Smeltzer
Sent: Tuesday, July 12, 2005 9:42 AM
Subject: FW: [TalkAntietam] Re: McClellan has the 'fasts'
Yes, that had a lot to do with it. In fact, Lee never anticipated that the
garrison would hold out (the untenable nature of the place was well known to
both sides).that's why SO 191 directed Jackson to Martinsburg and not HF.
But Lee never anticipated that the Federal army would be so hot on his heels
even before the operation was to have been completed (the 13th).
As far as Stuart goes, here's a little background from a series of postings
I made on another forum:
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