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6042Re: re Carman and designations of troops

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  • eighth_conn_inf
    Jan 2, 2010
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      Trying to find numbers of troopers in their saddles isn't easy so I decided to discount the numbers based on numbers mentioned during the campaign.

      It has become clear to me why the cav on both sides simply could not do more than it was doing--it lacked the numbers. Both Lee and Mac expected more from their horsemen but I believed they understood why it couldn't do more. Still, I expected more from Stuart than Pleasonton.

      --- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, Dean Essig <d.essig@...> wrote:
      > On Jan 2, 2010, at 7:05 PM, Thomas Clemens wrote:
      > > Those five cavalry brigades, as Larry F can tell you, are a joke.
      > By trail and error (using the Supplemental OR) I came to the same
      > conclusion. Once cut down to the units available and less the ones
      > being used as provost, you end up with essentially one brigade under
      > Pleasonton. It is shown that way in my game.
      > I think the OR/Carmen/everywhere 5-bde organization is the October
      > one, not the one in place at the battle.
      > Dean
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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