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 Posted: Tue Sep 2nd, 2008 12:07 am
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Crazy Delawares
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Two points to ponder:

1) Lee (diarrhea) , Ewell (infected leg) and Hill (protatitis) were all feeling less than 100%.

2) The change in ordnance in the artillery of the Confederate Army. I believe the ordnance came from NC and the fuses, being made of a different material, took longer to burn, causing the "over shooting." The original fuses were manufactured in Richmond (the material to create the fuses was different from NC and burned quicker) but, due to an explosion in the Tredagar Works (I think it was Tredagar), the army had to get their ordnance from NC.

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