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 Posted: Thu Sep 25th, 2008 08:33 pm
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I'm totally enjoying the threads on Franklin and Nashville, and I've been learning a lot as well. But the Franklin thread made me think about night attacks, since of course Hood's attack didn't start until about 4 p.m., and went on for the next 5 hours, some of it by "torchlight." Many of the things I've read make specific mention that this was a "night attack," in fact. I know they weren't common (for obvious reasons: it was dark), but the only other one I could think of off the top of my head was Culp's Hill at Gettysburg. What are some other night attacks, and was it as uncommon as I think? Also, do you think fighting at night would be a positive for one side or the other, or a negative for both?



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