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 Posted: Sun Aug 24th, 2008 01:06 am
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The Iron Duke

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I highly doubt Lee could have been able to punch through Hooker's final line. His offensive power was spent. He needed Longstreet's men. Don't forget that Hooker had 2 corps that had not been engaged whereas Lee's entire army was used up.

If Hooker had stayed on the field like Rosecrans at Stones River, Lee probably would have been forced to withdraw.

"Cleburne is here!" meant that all was well. -Daniel Harvey Hill
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