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  • hank9174
    ... Take 4: I surrender...In the first diagram Hood and Kershaw should be coming up behind Johnson, not Preston... ... the
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      --- In civilwarwest@y..., "hank9174" <clarkc@m...> wrote:
      >
      Take 4: I surrender...In the first diagram Hood and Kershaw should be
      coming up behind Johnson, not Preston...
      > >
      > > My recollection of the left wing deployed in 3 division depth is
      > > incorrect. Longstreet's report details that the divisions were
      > > initially set in the manner following. Any updates are
      > appreciated...
      > >
      > >

      > > North -->
      > > Preston Hindman Johnson Stewart
      > >
      > > Hood
      > >
      > >
      > > ^
      > > |
      > > Kershaw (McLaws)
      > > coming up
      > >
      > >
      > > During the morning deployment Stewart moved to right to cement the
      > > connection with Polk, Hood moved up and Preston moved into
      reserve:
      > >
      > >

      >
      > > North -->
      > > Hindman Johnson Hood Stewart
      > >
      > > Preston Kershaw
      > >
      > >
      > > During the attack, Stewart halted at the Lafayette road. Hood made
      > > initial contact, broke the Federal line and wheeled to the right.
      > > Johnson and Hindman 'guided right' and wheeled as well...
      > >
      > > Longstreet reported 20,000 enlisted men in the ranks, which seems
      > > *about* right 6 divisions of 20 brigades, and losses of 8,000
      > > (wwwhew). If 2 July at Gettysburg represented the 'finest 3 hours
      > of
      > > fighting by any troops anywhere', this must rank with the finest 6
      > > hours...
      > >
      > > Here is an interesting map, that my aging eyes cannot read, but it
      > > appears to superimpose monuments, towers and tablets on a map of
      the
      > > terrain and action.
      > >
      > > http://www.libs.uga.edu/darchive/hargrett/maps/1895m2.jpg
      > >
      > >
      >
      > HankC
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