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RE: [TalkAntietam] Re: McClellan has the 'fasts'

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  • Harry Smeltzer
    Sorry about the double post. ... From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Harry Smeltzer Sent: Tuesday, July 12,
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 12 8:16 AM
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      Sorry about the double post.



      -----Original Message-----
      From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com] On
      Behalf Of Harry Smeltzer
      Sent: Tuesday, July 12, 2005 9:42 AM
      To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: FW: [TalkAntietam] Re: McClellan has the 'fasts'



      Yes, that had a lot to do with it. In fact, Lee never anticipated that the
      garrison would hold out (the untenable nature of the place was well known to
      both sides).that's why SO 191 directed Jackson to Martinsburg and not HF.

      But Lee never anticipated that the Federal army would be so hot on his heels
      even before the operation was to have been completed (the 13th).

      As far as Stuart goes, here's a little background from a series of postings
      I made on another forum:

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