|View single post by David White|
|Posted: Thu Aug 21st, 2008 05:40 pm||
|--Attacking during the 7 Days
--Splitting his forces and going on the offensive in the 2nd Manassas campaign
--Splitting his force three ways in the Antietam Campaign
--Holding his position the day after Antietam
--Opposing Davis on the ground to defend at Fredericksburg because he could not follow up with an offensive
--Chancellorsville Campaign force divided four ways and he is still attacking successfully
--Gettysburg on the offensive north again, on the offensive all three days of the battle (Pickett's Charge may be desperate in hindsight but it was unequivocally audacious)
-- Despite the thrashing of Gettysburg he is still attempting to seize the initiative and attack at Bristoe Station
--North Anna he tries to do and nearly succeeds at what Davis wouldn’t let him do in December of 1862.
I’m probably missing some things but go ahead, try to call the man not audacious one more time, I dare you!