Re: Firing teams at Resacca
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "carlw4514" <carlw4514@y...>
> --- In email@example.com, banbruner@a... wrote:of John
> > I am just now reading Castel's Decision in the West. He speaks
> > Browns brig. of Stevenson's Div, Hoods Corps assembling his troopsof
> into three men
> > firing teams. The best shooters doning all the firing while
> supported by two
> > men keeping him supplied with loaded rifles This is the first time
> I've run
> > across this procedure but it does seem would be very effecient if
> the men were
> > properly trained and practiced.
> I have nothing to go on except gut, but I have to believe this sort
> thing occurred frequently. The men, I think, would have come up withI would agree that this happened several times during the war at
> the tactic on their own countless times; veterans for sure.
least, although it may have been more of an impromptu decision by the
soldiers (the CSA at Fredericksburg might have been one example).
Along with the reasons given before, it's a good tactic when there is
a limited front to fire from (e.g., too many troops behind a short
length of stone wall) and it would also help, depending on the lay of
the land, to keep the loaders partially or completely out of the line