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11578Re: / paroling and exchanging (was: THE BATTLE OF VICKSBURG

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  • dmsmith001
    Jun 4, 2002
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      --- In civilwarwest@y..., Jfepperson@a... wrote:
      > Actually, there is some higher math involved, because
      > one can show that, when making equal deductions from
      > two forces, the smaller force is reduced by the greater
      > fraction. This means an equal exchange policy is always
      > a disadvantage (numerically) to the stronger force.
      > JFE

      Taken to absurd levels, suppose I have a 10,000 man army, and you a
      1,000 man army. I capture your entire army.

      Same effect, just in totality.

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