193Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: US Civil War Factbook
- Jun 8, 2001I would suggest:
Mill Springs (A/D 1:1)
Brice's Cross Roads (A/D 0.4/1.0)
If you would like a contemporary European example, there is Sadowa
These were true battles of annihilation, as was Nashville, which I
assume is your unnamed example (benchmark?).
As I have attempted to demonstrate elsewhere, in discussion of the
purported 3-1 rule, there is no real correlation of raw numbers of
personnel to success in battle.
James Rose wrote:
If you can show me a single example of where an army in the
> Civil War that had a 1.58-1 or less superiority in effectives destroyed
> the other army I will change my opinion. Until that happens I will
> maintain that McClellan did a very good job during the Maryland campaign.
> Jim Rose
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