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Re: [civilwarwest] Bragg at Chickamauga

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  • Robert Hoover
    Bob, IIRC, did not Rosecrans also move a federal unit to cover what he thought was a gap in his lines when there really wasn t one. He just didn t see the
    Message 1 of 106 , Jan 30, 2006
      Bob,
      IIRC, did not Rosecrans also move a federal unit to cover what he thought was a gap in his lines when there really wasn't one.  He just didn't see the troops there.
       
      I belive this may have helped Longstreet's breakthrough.
       
      Deo Vindice
      Rebel Rob

      Bob Taubman <rtaubman@...> wrote:
      >
      > I just don't think much praise should go Bragg's way
      > for Chickamauga. The
      > reason they won was Longstreet's lucky breakthrough
      > at Brotherton. Bragg
      > mostly stayed at his HQ and just hoped things would
      > go his way, he made very
      > little effort to influence the battle (apart from
      > initial orders). If Longstreet
      > had been stopped at Brotherton Bragg probably would
      > have had to retreat the
      > next day due to casualties and the supply situation.
      > So it seems that the
      > lucky breakthrough was the main reason it can be
      > called a Confederate victory.
      > I think Bragg did more to hurt his chances than to
      > help them here.
      > --Nick
      >


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    • Robert Hoover
      Bob, IIRC, did not Rosecrans also move a federal unit to cover what he thought was a gap in his lines when there really wasn t one. He just didn t see the
      Message 106 of 106 , Jan 30, 2006
        Bob,
        IIRC, did not Rosecrans also move a federal unit to cover what he thought was a gap in his lines when there really wasn't one.  He just didn't see the troops there.
         
        I belive this may have helped Longstreet's breakthrough.
         
        Deo Vindice
        Rebel Rob

        Bob Taubman <rtaubman@...> wrote:
        >
        > I just don't think much praise should go Bragg's way
        > for Chickamauga. The
        > reason they won was Longstreet's lucky breakthrough
        > at Brotherton. Bragg
        > mostly stayed at his HQ and just hoped things would
        > go his way, he made very
        > little effort to influence the battle (apart from
        > initial orders). If Longstreet
        > had been stopped at Brotherton Bragg probably would
        > have had to retreat the
        > next day due to casualties and the supply situation.
        > So it seems that the
        > lucky breakthrough was the main reason it can be
        > called a Confederate victory.
        > I think Bragg did more to hurt his chances than to
        > help them here.
        > --Nick
        >


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