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 Posted: Mon Sep 15th, 2008 12:07 am
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Hi folks,

We're coming up to the anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, and there's a question that I've wondered about ever since I first read up on and then went to Antietam years ago. It seems to me that, if McClellan had been more aggressive (ha!), attacked on the 15th before Lee had Jackson there, or put his reserves in on the 17th, and also had the reinforcement of Humphrey's and Couch's men on the 18th, would Lee have been forced to surrender, instead of simply withdrawing? Does that make any sense? I tend to think Lee was not a "quick quitter," so, no. But what do you all think?

Pam

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