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 Posted: Thu Feb 14th, 2008 12:11 am
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Rebel Yell,

I agree with you about George Sears Greene's contribution at Culp's Hill as being seriously underplayed. One theory I heard is that Chamberlain, a college professor, lived for another 40 years or so after the battle and at the drop of a hat would talk and write about his part in Gettysburg to anyone who would listen. Greene, on the other hand, was the oldest general on the field — in his 60s, I think — and was the quintessential professional who did his job without seeking glory.

And then, of course, there was that movie...

Sears' book on Gettysburg is a good reference, too.

Doc C, regarding flanking movement: Well, maybe not the 11th Corps :)

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