5819Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: Capture of Longstreet's ammunition train, 9/15
- Sep 7, 2009On Sep 7, 2009, at 8:41 AM, troyacool@... wrote:
> Is there any idea of the amount of ordinance lost or how itGiven the paucity of ammo in the army reserve trains (using the 30
> effected the campaign or SOP.
Jun 63 ANVa ordnance receipts in Brown's Retreat from Gettysburg as a
guide), Longstreet's trains would have represented somewhere between
33 and 50% of the army's artillery reserve ammunition.
Far less than that percentage when it comes to small arms ammo, as it
was more distributed into divisional trains.
Artillery ammunition was frightfully limited for the ANVa at
Sharpsburg (and that doesn't even address the organizational
confusion at the army train park at the Grove Farm).
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