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Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: The Orbats at Antietam

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  • G E Mayers
    Wonder if there is anything in Confederate Veteran? Yr. Obt. Svt. G E Gerry Mayers To Be A Virginian, either by birth, marriage, adoption, or even on one s
    Message 1 of 68 , Feb 5, 2009
      Wonder if there is anything in Confederate Veteran?

      Yr. Obt. Svt.
      G E "Gerry" Mayers

      To Be A Virginian, either by birth, marriage, adoption, or even
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      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Dean Essig" <d.essig@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2009 9:09 AM
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: The Orbats at Antietam


      > Yes, and Harsh's footnote points right at the source (can't
      > recall
      > the man's name, but he was one of Evander Law's aides)... that
      > article in the Southern Historical Papers is the _only_
      > reference to
      > the "straggler brigade" in existence.
      >
      > On Feb 5, 2009, at 8:03 AM, G E Mayers wrote:
      >
      >> Well it's funny because IIRC I think Harsh mentions it in his
      >> book TATF. And Joe Harsh discredited Walker's B&L account
      >> entirely.
      >
      >
      >
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      >
      >
    • DPowell334@AOL.COM
      Jackson has some real problems as a tactical commander, and he keeps making the same mistakes, which suggests that he wasn t very introspective about
      Message 68 of 68 , Feb 12, 2009
        Jackson has some real problems as a tactical commander, and he keeps making
        the same mistakes, which suggests that he wasn't very introspective about
        developing those skills. None of his battles really display a flair for tactics,
        even Chancellorsville, where his choices of divisions in line instead of
        column greatly complicated his own attack.

        That said, he was quite effective at what we today would call the
        operational art.

        Dave Powell




        In a message dated 2/11/2009 3:21:43 P.M. Central Standard Time,
        gerry1952@... writes:

        Gary Echelbarger is also a great source on the Valley Campaign of
        1862. Mildly said, Jackson got very lucky in the Valley in 1862..
        the only Federal commander to beat him, and do so pretty soundly,
        was James Shields. (Even there, actual field commander was Nathan
        Kimball.) That said, Jackson had, after Shields, mediocre Federal
        commanders to contend with....

        Yr. Obt. Svt.
        G E "Gerry" Mayers


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