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 Posted: Thu Sep 11th, 2008 07:47 pm
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I'm impressed by the quality of all these last several comments.

I would throw W.S. Hancock into the mix, also. He was fearless, tactically sound, and he showed ability to manage in all kinds of situations. Even when his men were under great pressure he seemed to instill a calm in them, and even when under pressured retreat he always maintained order.

If he hadn't been wounded, I believe he'd have assaulted the retreat instead of just watching the remnants of Pickett's troops retire back down the ridge. And I can only wonder how he'd have reacted to Meade's decision to allow the AoNV to slide back over the Potomac unhindered.

Last edited on Thu Sep 11th, 2008 07:48 pm by martymtg

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