5558Re: [TalkAntietam] re Rodes brigade at Sunken Road
- Mar 2, 2009On Mar 2, 2009, at 11:18 AM, G E Mayers wrote:
> So why did Longstreet order the attack by Rodes?I can find nothing that explains Longstreet's thinking here (neither
his report or memoirs mention the event at all). The presumption
would be that the ridge the Union was fighting from looks to be
better for the defense that the rather flat low area of the Sunken
Road on that left flank.
> Was this before the unfortunate incident with Col Lightfoot ofAll of this must have happened before that.
> the Sixth Alabama? or after it?
> Also, was this before the IrishBased on the maps in Unfurl those Colors, by the time the Irish had
> Brigade attack?
formed and were beginning their attack, the 14 CT had backed off and
disengaged (10:30 am), my my guess is this occured before the Irish
Brigade was involved.
Also, that book does mention the assorted attacks out of the Sunken
Road, but only in general terms and does not go into detail about the
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