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5819Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: Capture of Longstreet's ammunition train, 9/15

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  • Dean Essig
    Sep 7, 2009
      On Sep 7, 2009, at 8:41 AM, troyacool@... wrote:

      > Is there any idea of the amount of ordinance lost or how it
      > effected the campaign or SOP.


      Given the paucity of ammo in the army reserve trains (using the 30
      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).

      Dean

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