|View single post by David White|
|Posted: Fri Feb 22nd, 2008 05:42 pm||
JEJ wasn't a pompous ass that might be the big difference.
Comparing the charge at Franklin to Pickett's charge
19,000 vs 12,500 men
4 miles over open ground vs. one mile
No artillery barrage to speak of vs. one-two hour barrage to soften up the enemy.
Lasted five hours after CS reached US lines vs over in 20 minutes.
Everyone gets choked up about Pickett's Charge but the AoT's efforts seem amazing to me. More of that eastern bias I like to point out .
Last edited on Fri Feb 22nd, 2008 05:43 pm by David White