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 Posted: Fri Aug 1st, 2008 03:13 am
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The Iron Duke

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I don't believe Grant's final line could have been broken. He had a very small perimeter to defend and too much artillery to cover all the approaches. However, I do think it's questionable if Grant could have launched a successful counterattack without Buell's men. After reading Wiley Sword's book on Shiloh I came away convinced that it took a much greater effort to drive the rebels off the field than I think is commonly acknowledged.


Last edited on Fri Aug 1st, 2008 03:14 am by The Iron Duke

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