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5440Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: Modelling Combat Efficiency (was The Orbats at Antietam)

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  • DPowell334@AOL.COM
    Feb 12, 2009
      Jackson has some real problems as a tactical commander, and he keeps making
      the same mistakes, which suggests that he wasn't very introspective about
      developing those skills. None of his battles really display a flair for tactics,
      even Chancellorsville, where his choices of divisions in line instead of
      column greatly complicated his own attack.

      That said, he was quite effective at what we today would call the
      operational art.

      Dave Powell

      In a message dated 2/11/2009 3:21:43 P.M. Central Standard Time,
      gerry1952@... writes:

      Gary Echelbarger is also a great source on the Valley Campaign of
      1862. Mildly said, Jackson got very lucky in the Valley in 1862..
      the only Federal commander to beat him, and do so pretty soundly,
      was James Shields. (Even there, actual field commander was Nathan
      Kimball.) That said, Jackson had, after Shields, mediocre Federal
      commanders to contend with....

      Yr. Obt. Svt.
      G E "Gerry" Mayers

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