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 Posted: Wed Mar 19th, 2008 03:56 pm
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I always wondered if McClellan wondered that Lee's Lost Order 191 was a trap. If I was a general and I was handed a battle plan from an opposing general my first thought would be that this was too easy.

Probably, but he had it verified by an officer who was familiar with the handwriting of Lee's adjutant. (Thomas?) He then said something like, "With this paper I can whip Bobby Lee!" Then, in a remarkable burst of speed, he only dawdled.

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