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Re: The Orbats at Antietam

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  • Bryn Monnery
    ... although in practical effect much earlier, was suspended by order of McClellan on Sept. 15. See OR series 1, Vol. 19. pt. 2, p 297. If Burnside ignored
    Message 1 of 68 , Feb 6, 2009
      --- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, "Thomas Clemens" <clemenst@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > The wing command of Burnside, formailized in writing on the 14th,
      although in practical effect much earlier, was suspended by order of
      McClellan on Sept. 15. See OR series 1, Vol. 19. pt. 2, p 297. If
      Burnside ignored a Special Order from Army HQ, that was his problem,
      not McClellan's.
      >

      It is true that for a period on the 15th Burnside was a CC again,
      until Sykes' Regular Division arrives, and McClellan returns Burnside
      to Wing Command ("Ninth Army Corps etc." in the OR), his wing now
      consisting of the 9th Corps, 5th Corps and Kanawha Division.

      Note how Carman's maps have Sykes' Division conforming to Wilcox's
      line during the assaults of the early afternoon...
    • 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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